Taps Reviews

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May 27, 2020
An ideal script well played out makes Taps one of the more intriguing movies of the season.
October 4, 2019
A reactionary movie in which the old jingoistic values appear to be nostalgically glorified.
August 23, 2019
The director takes the movie to a melodramatic terrain that lacks any meaning. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 4, 2018
A fascinating first hour is drowned in the clichés of siege cinema.
December 4, 2018
Entertaining, especially if its musings on military values aren't taken too seriously.
October 22, 2018
Taps is a well crafted and original film about the perils of false heroes and uncontrolled militarism.
July 29, 2014
Mildly engaging, but burdened by a predictable climax.
December 18, 2010
A complex, violent movie for older teens only.
March 26, 2009
A heavy dramatic portrait of military school education with a disturbing shoot 'em up climax, Taps labors at an unbearably slow pace to an inevitable, depressing conclusion.
April 9, 2007
This proudly apolitical drama can probably be embraced by people on either side of the ideological fence.
October 17, 2006
It examines the danger of power without leadership, and it also reveals what can happen when your home is threatened.
October 10, 2006
An absorbing, tension-filled and intelligently-written drama...Taps has aged like fine wine.
September 23, 2006
July 17, 2006
provides a nice allegory on the military's limits
June 24, 2006
Taps is a vividly dramatic, thoughtful movie about the place of a rigidly conceived honor in a society gone generally soft.
June 30, 2005
October 25, 2004
Contrived military school drama; down with the establishment!
October 23, 2004
Taps works as an uncommonly engrossing story, primarily because the performances are so well done.
August 30, 2004
Though it has been seriously directed by Harold Becker and seriously written by Darryl Ponicsan and Robert Mark Kamen, the movie is less serious than absurd, though without ever being funny.
July 4, 2004
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