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Men of Honor Reviews

June 18, 2008
This seaman's tale languishes in shallow waters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 4, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Men of Honor leaves you wanting to know more, and that's not a bad thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
There's something refreshing about its utterly unembarrassed embrace of the familiar.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
By the time its clunking climax rolls around, the film has built up enough honest good will that you can forgive its tear- jerking pomp.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
An earnest but C-plus tribute to an A-grade character.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
A would-be inspirational biographical movie that really works.
January 1, 2000
An inspiring, must-see movie-going experience that will have audiences cheering in their seats.
January 1, 2000
Ultimately, Men of Honor is sunk by its own melodramatic falseness, and it stands as a well-meaning yet lacking tribute to a courageous man.
January 1, 2000
Good and old-fashioned.
January 1, 2000
A bad movie about a great man.
January 1, 2000
De Niro may be the only thing standing between Men Of Honor -- itself a tipoff of a title, for who really wouldn't rather see Men Of Shame? -- and complete stuffed-shirt dullness.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
The movie is an old-fashioned biopic, and I mean that as a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
[Interracial-buddy flicks] are back, and while they've gotten more sophisticated in some ways, they haven't necessarily gotten any better.
January 1, 2000
This is one motion picture that only puts half of the pieces together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Carl Brashear is a true American hero on several fronts. Men of Honor does him proud.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Gooding can't will this well-meaning film into life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Tillman's sense of fun that keeps his film from sinking too far or too fast.
January 1, 2000
With every dramatic scene and turn of phrase molded by a formulaic, Screenwriting 101 mentality, it's pure Hollywood pap.
Read More | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
You'll leave the theater jazzed and inspired.
January 1, 2000
The possibility of failure is not allowed in this film; as a result, there's no real drama.
January 1, 2000
Everyone behind the camera goes for the conventional.
January 1, 2000
If you can live with a certain by-the-numbers approach, this [movie] is a rousing one.
January 1, 2000
Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. are eminently watchable.
January 1, 2000
[Gooding's] good performance, as well as the good scenes involving him, fight for breathing room amid the artifice and diversions.
January 1, 2000
A gripping, inspirational tale about human nature overcoming its own worse traits again -- barely.
January 1, 2000
The movie is educational and upstanding, a little overacted and more than a little overdramatized. But it's honorable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
Stiff, sentimentalized and-yes-shallow.