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Taps Reviews

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December 3, 2018
A fascinating first hour is drowned in the clichés of siege cinema.
December 3, 2018
Entertaining, especially if its musings on military values aren't taken too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 65/100
December 18, 2010
A complex, violent movie for older teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2006
It examines the danger of power without leadership, and it also reveals what can happen when your home is threatened.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2006
An absorbing, tension-filled and intelligently-written drama...Taps has aged like fine wine.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 17, 2006
provides a nice allegory on the military's limits
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 25, 2004
Contrived military school drama; down with the establishment!
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
January 12, 2003
Great cast, terrible script, unfortunate results
| Original Score: 1/5
March 8, 2002
Fans of Penn and Cruise should enjoy this very early glimpse at their heroes, and Hutton (one of Hollywood's all-time most underrated actors) holds the movie together.
Read More | Original Score: 73/100
September 23, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 30, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 5, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 28, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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