Biloxi Blues
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Broderick acts with a beautifully wary exuberance, full of a puckish vulnerability and anxious, twisted impishness."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
"Suffice it to say it is suicidally against the grain."
‑ , Time Out
"The combination of Neil Simon and Mike Nichols has the pair of them back to somewhere near their best."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Odd blend of comedy and terrorizing between Broderick and Walken."
‑ Steve Crum,
"A predictably charming and well-observed character study from Simon."
‑ , Film4
"Perhaps this movie isn't as wise or as profound as Simon wants it to be, but it is certainly a cut above sitcom complacency, and packed with wit and charm."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"With superb performances by Mr. Broderick and Christopher Walken, who plays Mr. Simon's nearly unhinged, very funny variation on the drill sergeant of movie myth, ''Biloxi Blues'' has a fully satisfying lif...[ END HERE ] of its own"
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"An intelligent, tightly constructed film which manages to satirize both the military and the process of growing up."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Great performances elevate Simon's amusing and nostalgic tale."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Excellent Performances, but not a shade on 'Brighton Beach Memoirs'"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Playing a character perched precisely on the point between adolescence and manhood, Broderick is enjoyable all the way."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Overall Nichols, Simon and especially Broderick find fresh threads in the old fatigues."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"The acting honors are stolen by Christopher Walken."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Charts a Jewish boy's rite of passage into adulthood during 1943 as an Army Recruit."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Broderick's great, Walken's the king, and Neil Simon supplies the words. Plus it's a great little military comedy."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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