Sgt. Bilko Reviews

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August 7, 2019
The new bunch are good actors, but without that vital touch of insanity. The laughs are sparse and often telegraphed.
September 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.
September 23, 2007
We've seen it before, almost frame for frame, in every other service comedy, especially Stripes.
Top Critic
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.
October 7, 2005
September 24, 2005
June 27, 2005
April 9, 2005
A big disappointment.
January 28, 2004
January 18, 2004
September 29, 2003
May 23, 2003
May 20, 2003
March 27, 2003
There is lots of yelling.
December 7, 2002
Awful
April 17, 2002
Sgt. Bilko isn't a bad movie, it just isn't worth the six or seven bucks to get in.
January 1, 2000
Steve Martin shies away from such virtuoso cynicism; his insincerity is insincere.
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