Taps
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When an exclusive military school is threatened with demolition by a rapacious real-estate company, the students, headed by Brian Moreland (Timothy Hutton), take drastic action. Utilizing every bit of military know-how at their disposal, the boys take over the school, arm themselves to the teeth, and prepare to do battle against the "invading" developers. General Bache George C. Scott, the head of the academy, tries to quell the rebellion, but soon he too is swept up by the students' to-the-death determination when the Army is called in to rout the boys. Based on Devery… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mildly engaging, but burdened by a predictable climax."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"It examines the danger of power without leadership, and it also reveals what can happen when your home is threatened."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Contrived military school drama; down with the establishment!"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"A complex, violent movie for older teens only."
‑ Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
"An absorbing, tension-filled and intelligently-written drama...Taps has aged like fine wine."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"Great cast, terrible script, unfortunate results"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"This proudly apolitical drama can probably be embraced by people on either side of the ideological fence."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"provides a nice allegory on the military's limits"
‑ Pete Croatto, Filmcritic.com
"Fans of Penn and Cruise should enjoy this very early glimpse at their heroes, and Hutton (one of Hollywood's all-time most underrated actors) holds the movie together."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
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