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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A formulaic, predictable and yet reasonably likable picture. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A hopeless if harmless boxing picture whose principals just happen to wear uniforms outside the ring, Annapolis is set in a U.S. Naval Academy where no one ever seems to attend class. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The result is two competing films, one about a failure's struggle to succeed in the Brigade Championships, the academy's boxing tournament, and the other about a quitter redeemed by military discipline. In the hands of director Justin Lin, the two story lines don't altogether merge. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A record number of movie cliches are strung together for the otherwise forgettable boot-camp drama Annapolis. show more

  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Packing in enough cliches for a dozen movies, this drama about a sensitive young man trying to achieve his dreams via the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis will best be enjoyed by the generation unfamiliar with "An Officer and a Gentlemen," "Top Gun" and any preceding boxing movies. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Directing Annapolis is Justin Lin, whose previous feature was the irresponsible high-school comedy thriller "Better Luck Tomorrow." This second movie is more his speed. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    It's really just "Rocky" in gleaming dress whites. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    This isn't as much a movie as it is a recipe for a cinematic casserole in which the ingredients are clichés and rip-offs. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It is the anti-Sundance film, an exhausted wheeze of bankrupt cliches and cardboard characters, the kind of film that has no visible reason for existing, except that everybody got paid. show more

  • 38
    Chicago Tribune

    The Navy will no doubt like what it sees, yet a project such as this should impart some sense of the times we live in. show more

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