McHale's Navy
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The most disorganized crew in the Navy returns in this updated adaptation of the once-popular TV sitcom. Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale (Tom Arnold) has retired from the U.S. Navy and is living on the old PT boat he used to command. He spends his days making the rounds of the Caribbean Island of San Moreno, where he was stationed at the end of his career and now peddles pin-up calendars and booze to sailors. However, McHale's idyllic surroundings are soon spoiled when Vladikov (Tim Curry), tired of being known as the "second-best terrorist in the world," decides to stage a bid for… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 3%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A ham-fisted, fitfully amusing lark that quickly runs aground."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"Leaky PT-boat of a comedy."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"All apologies to the handful of Americans who've waited decades for this big-screen update of the '60s sitcom--the result is both awful and awfully irrelevant."
‑ Rob Nelson, Boston Phoenix
"Tom Arnold is no Ernest Borgnine. A profound statement."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"How to turn a so-so series into a witless movie. Earns a half-star for Bruce Campbell."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"By the end, this soporific comedy makes 105 minutes feel more like a two-year hitch."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"I didn't laugh once, not even giggle."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"This shotgun marriage of coarse laughs and low-rent action cliches is, of course, utterly predictable: Cutting-edge comedy isn't lurking under the corpses of old TV shows."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Dear God, why?"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This McHale's Navy would never have floated as programming ballast on a bad night of network TV."
‑ Kim Williamson, Boxoffice Magazine
"A useless movie. Not funny, suspenseful, moving or even offensive enough to want to torpedo. Just devoid of any conceivable value."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Suitable only for movie-goers who have undergone frontal lobotomies."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The most idiotic, unfunny script imaginable."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"[Trots] out the same tired cliches -- unorthodox heroes, inept commanding officers, officious little weasels getting trampled by the zany crew -- which haven't been funny since...well, ever."
‑ Scott Renshaw,
"The problem is that when the jokes are as flat as two-day old Coke, your mind has time to think about all the plot incongruities too."
‑ Leslie Rigoulot, Film Scouts
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