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Matthew Broderick stars as a naïve army recruit looking for action – though not the battle kind – in Neil Simon's hilarious comedy about boot camp during WWII. The year is 1943 and Eugene Morris Jerome (Broderick) finds himself far from the comforts of his Brooklyn home after being sent to basic training in Biloxi, Mississippi. Expecting the army to be dolls, doughnuts and USO dances, he instead encounters a tough drill sergeant (Christopher Walken) and a platoon of often hostile recruits. Armed with only his sense of humor, Eugene is determined to leave camp with everything he came in with… except his virginity, in this light-hearted look at one man's determined plan to march to his own beat.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 26
- Fresh: 21
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 6.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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
Fresh: Playing a character perched precisely on the point between adolescence and manhood, Broderick is enjoyable all the way.
Fresh: Broderick acts with a beautifully wary exuberance, full of a puckish vulnerability and anxious, twisted impishness.
Rotten: The movie Mike Nichols has directed from the play is pale, shallow, unconvincing and predictable, and tells us less about the characters than we already know.
I love this movie!
its really funny
I love this movie! Funny and smart.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1998
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