Biloxi Blues
Biloxi Blues (1988)

During World War II, a young Jewish man is drafted and sent to boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi, where he faces infernal heat, a psychotic drill sergeant, and the challenges of manhood. This comedy is based on the popular -- and somewhat… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 25, 1988
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

Broderick acts with a beautifully wary exuberance, full of a puckish vulnerability and anxious, twisted impishness.

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Time Out

Suffice it to say it is suicidally against the grain.

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Empire Magazine

The combination of Neil Simon and Mike Nichols has the pair of them back to somewhere near their best.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

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

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TV Guide

An intelligent, tightly constructed film which manages to satirize both the military and the process of growing up.

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Variety Staff

Playing a character perched precisely on the point between adolescence and manhood, Broderick is enjoyable all the way.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Overall Nichols, Simon and especially Broderick find fresh threads in the old fatigues.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The acting honors are stolen by Christopher Walken.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
"<b>Biloxi Blues</b> is about Eugene Morris Jerome who is drafted and shipped off to boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi near the end of World War… More
Randy Tippy
In my own defense, it takes a little moxie to post a favorable review of this movie when every "critic" and their brother panned it. So, do I have… More
Ken Stachnik
A warm and fuzzy version of the classic boot camp drama. Not to bad, but not that great either.
Alice Shen
A nice, charming, critical-of-America tale wrapped in an All-American veneer, as expected from Neil Simon. I like how every one of Eugene's barrack-mates… More
Conner Rainwater
Another corny adaption of a Neil Simon play. It is horribly acted by Matthew Broderick, who cannot act outside of a John Hughes film. It is a terrible coming of… More
Dean McKenna
An okay inspired film version of Neil Simon's second installment of his autobiographical trilogy for his trains in the army and loses his virginity.