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Sgt. Bilko Reviews

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TV Guide
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.
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Brian Lowry
Variety
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.

Film4
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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 19, 2008
[A] celebration of high jinks.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 23, 2007
We've seen it before, almost frame for frame, in every other service comedy, especially Stripes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
June 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.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
A big disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The film is full of gratifying gags like these, but it also has to strain for newly enlarged scope.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 27, 2003
There is lots of yelling.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 19, 2003
CLassic Stevey Martin full of great one-liners.
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Keen
Trades
December 7, 2002
Awful
| Original Score: 0/5
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Wacky is just the right tone for a spring comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Steve Martin faz um bom trabalho, como sempre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Sgt. Bilko isn't a bad movie, it just isn't worth the six or seven bucks to get in.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This Sgt. Bilko should be court-martialed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
One of the pleasures of the movie is all the little jokes hidden in the corners.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Martin's aggrieved expressions and sublime physical bits are constantly entertaining.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Highly forgettable, but quite funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Both Martin and Hartman are masters of subtle physical comedics; a raised eyebrow here, a shrug there, and you're in the aisle. Unfortunately, even the genuine genius of those two can't save Lynn's film from its final fate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Most of the way, there's plenty here for anyone who's looking for a laugh-provoking time-waster.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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