Men of Honor - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Men of Honor Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
This is one motion picture that only puts half of the pieces together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Has the feel of an after-school special.
| Original Score: 3/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
January 1, 2000
It deserves a court-martial for taking such a promising premise and grinding it into mediocrity.
Scott Weinberg
October 10, 2001
There's nothing in this movie you haven't seen 12 times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
Everyone behind the camera goes for the conventional.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
A second-rate melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Robert Cashill
June 18, 2008
This seaman's tale languishes in shallow waters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2002
The performances, especially De Niro's quiet rage, occasionally lift Men of Honor above its predictability
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 16, 2007
Strangled with formula.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Erik Childress
January 1, 2000
Even if the saccharin level is raised to gargantuan heights, the diving scenes are exciting, right? Wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
It's hard to sit through Men of Honor without being pulled out of the story by the nagging feeling that creative license runs wild and unchecked throughout this blatantly fictionalized screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
Swelling syrupy music and lingering shots draw out each and every triumph with numbing overkill.
| Original Score: 5/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 30, 2001
...the liberties Hollywood took in dressing it up only serve to undermine its effectiveness.
| Original Score: 5/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 1, 2000
The drama revolves around a African-American's struggle to fulfil his dreams in a Navy Diving School.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Gooding can't will this well-meaning film into life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
It's hard not to like a movie like Men of Honor, but it's entirely possible.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An earnest but C-plus tribute to an A-grade character.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: C+
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