Aug 7, 2019
The new bunch are good actors, but without that vital touch of insanity. The laughs are sparse and often telegraphed.
Sep 7, 2011
May 19, 2008
Martin's Bilko is a career grifter who comes out on top every time. He's a Bilko for the nasty '90s, oily and smug.
May 19, 2008
Though Martin and a solid supporting cast produce a few scattered moments of near-hilarity, for the most part the terrain here is as flat as it gets.
May 19, 2008
Aside from the sheer insanity of trying to leap into the shoes of the irreplaceable Phil Silvers, surely Martin should have recognized that the film had no script, no gags and no discernible point.
May 19, 2008
[A] celebration of high jinks.
Sep 23, 2007
We've seen it before, almost frame for frame, in every other service comedy, especially Stripes.
Jun 24, 2006
This is shoddy hackwork, replaying classic scenarios (the honest new recruit, audits by Pentagon bigwigs and manoeuvres in Nevada) with such disregard for narrative structure the reels might be in the wrong order.
Oct 7, 2005
Sep 24, 2005
Jun 27, 2005
Apr 9, 2005
A big disappointment.
Aug 30, 2004
The film is full of gratifying gags like these, but it also has to strain for newly enlarged scope.
Jan 28, 2004
Jan 18, 2004
Sep 29, 2003
May 23, 2003
May 20, 2003
Mar 27, 2003
There is lots of yelling.
Feb 19, 2003
CLassic Stevey Martin full of great one-liners.