Taps Reviews

December 4, 2018
A fascinating first hour is drowned in the clichés of siege cinema.
October 22, 2018
Taps is a well crafted and original film about the perils of false heroes and uncontrolled militarism.
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.
October 23, 2004
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.
December 4, 2018
Entertaining, especially if its musings on military values aren't taken too seriously.
July 29, 2014
Mildly engaging, but burdened by a predictable climax.
December 18, 2010
A complex, violent movie for older teens only.
April 9, 2007
This proudly apolitical drama can probably be embraced by people on either side of the ideological fence.
February 9, 2007
Twenty-five years later, Taps still has a way of resonating. A lot has changed in the world since it was released in 1981 but the ideals of honour and loyalty are two timeless themes.