McHale's Navy
McHale's Navy (1997)

Based on a 1960s sitcom, this action comedy follows rascally retired naval Lieutenant Quentin McHale as he rejoins the Navy, regathers his former cohorts and sets sail aboard PT 73 to save the world from his old nemesis Vladikov while… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 18, 1997
DVD Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Leonard Klady

A ham-fisted, fitfully amusing lark that quickly runs aground.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

Leaky PT-boat of a comedy.

Rob Nelson
Boston Phoenix

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.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

By the end, this soporific comedy makes 105 minutes feel more like a two-year hitch.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

I didn't laugh once, not even giggle.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

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.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

A useless movie. Not funny, suspenseful, moving or even offensive enough to want to torpedo. Just devoid of any conceivable value.

James Berardinelli

Suitable only for movie-goers who have undergone frontal lobotomies.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The most idiotic, unfunny script imaginable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
McHale's Navy is a sloppily made comedy film that just isn't funny. Everything about the film just fails. This is an awful comedy that fails to make… More
Brendan Nicholls
funny and odd film but did it have to be stupid? i guess tom arnold help to create that comedy aspect
Jason Spencer
Lame comedy
Christopher Brown
I saw this in the theater simply because Bruce was in it. They must have saw me coming.
Dann Michalski
A campy, dumb mess, McHale's Navy is yet another failed attempt to bring a '60s television show to the big screen. When the world's second… More
FanGirl Browncoat
Three and a half stars? Really? All I can say is Bruce Campbell!!!