In the Army Now
In the Army Now (1994)

Comedian Pauly Shore goes to boot camp in this comedy adventure set in Chad. It was filmed on location in the California and Arizona deserts. Shore is cast as Bones, a dreamer who wants to open his own stereo shop with his best friend Jack.… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This 1994 Pauly Shore vehicle stretches its star's thin shtick to the breaking point with a laugh-deficient screenplay that borrows shamelessly from Bill Murray's far superior Stripes.

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

If Shore's comic genius eludes you or if you find the film something less than a constant laugh riot, you may still be willing to agree that it's amiable enough and not begrudge in the least the likelihood that Shore fans will be pleased.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The movie's best performance is given by a camel.

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David Parkinson
Radio Times

There's no satire, no farce, no wit -- just dumb utterances and whimsical slapstick.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Is In the Army Now funny? Yes, Drill Sergeant, Sir! Is it stupid? Yes, sir! Does it kill brain cells? Yes, sirree!

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

[An] abysmal knockoff of Stripes.

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People Magazine

Anyone determined to accentuate the positive (and damn with the faintest of praise) could say this movie isn't quite as stupid as Shore's Son-in-Law. That's the best that can be said.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Being an appealing, shallow goof-off can wear thin, and Shore seems incapable of carrying a movie, even when it's a 90-minute knock-off like this.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Putting Mr. Shore under the authority of a pretty female drill sergeant (Lynn Whitfield) is, along with that bad haircut, one of this film's only ways of getting laughs.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Was a much better movie when called "Stripes."

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
This was the type of film I thoroughly enjoyed when I was younger. Now looking back, I can't believe the crap I enjoyed when I was young. In the Army Now… More
Derek Daniels
I would expect nothing less from the Weasel...or Andy Dick...or David Alan Grier...or Lori Petty...
Jason Owens
I didn't ever see "In The Army Now" until a few weeks ago. I didn't ever think it would be that good of a movie, but after watching it I… More
Curtis Lilly
Who let this guy do movies, anyway.
Jason Spencer
Back when he was really popular Pauly Shore was putting out a lot of movies. This was not one of the good ones.
Curt C
Pauly Shore.