Mister Roberts
Mister Roberts (1955)

Based on a novel by Thomas Heggen and previously a successful Broadway play, this film boasts an all-star cast giving an all-star performance. The prequel to Ensign Pulver, a short-term TV series and a TV special, it is a humorous WW II… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 30, 1955
DVD Release Date: December 22, 1998
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Henry Fonda stars, as brilliant as ever.

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A.H. Weiler
New York Times

A strikingly superior entertainment.

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M. Faust
Common Sense Media

WWII dramedy is a true American classic.

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Variety Staff

James Cagney is simply great as the captain of the ship.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Still an expert mix of sentiment, comedy, patriotism and anarchy.

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Emanuel Levy

Based on the stage hit, Fonda's most popular war movie casts him as the action-driven first officer of the Reluctant, a cargo ship miles away from the battle zone whose route is described by him as "from tedium to apathy" and back again.

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Time Out

The acting is the only reason to watch it.

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TV Guide

This stodgy film version of the famous Broadway success was one performance too many.

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Brad Laidman
Film Threat

Mister Roberts is a movie dedicated to anyone with a boring dead end job who wants to be a hero and has to decide whether to live honorably anyway.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Gildea
Mister Roberts is yet another testament to the legend and greatness of Henry Fonda. John Ford's (half) direction (Mervyn LeRoy took over after Ford went… More
John Ballantine
One of the most delightful of war "comedies' Mister Roberts provides a good starring role for Henry Fonda and puts him toe to toe with legendary James… More
Ken Stachnik
Good Old Fashion Fun
Danny Rovira
A marvelously entertaining classic film that brought the beloved Broadway comedy hit to the silver screen, superbly directed by John Ford & Mevyln Leroy.… More
xGary Xx
Enjoyable if lightweight naval comedy set on a cargo ship during WWII. The presence of Henry Fonda and James Cagney adds dramatic credibility and Jack Lemmon… More
ashley hayes-beaty
Henry Fonda was robbed of an Oscar. I adore jack Lemmon,and this is one of the best WW2 dramadies