Men Of Honor 2000

Critics score:
41 / 100

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Susan Stark, Detroit News: Carl Brashear is a true American hero on several fronts. Men of Honor does him proud. Read more

John Hartl, Seattle Times: The possibility of failure is not allowed in this film; as a result, there's no real drama. Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: Good and old-fashioned. Read more

Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star: De Niro may be the only thing standing between Men Of Honor -- itself a tipoff of a title, for who really wouldn't rather see Men Of Shame? -- and complete stuffed-shirt dullness. Read more

A.O. Scott, New York Times: By the time its clunking climax rolls around, the film has built up enough honest good will that you can forgive its tear- jerking pomp. Read more

Robert Cashill, Newsweek: This seaman's tale languishes in shallow waters. Read more

Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: With every dramatic scene and turn of phrase molded by a formulaic, Screenwriting 101 mentality, it's pure Hollywood pap. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: Men of Honor leaves you wanting to know more, and that's not a bad thing. Read more

Houston Chronicle: You'll leave the theater jazzed and inspired. Read more

Paul Clinton (, A gripping, inspirational tale about human nature overcoming its own worse traits again -- barely. Read more

Steven Rosen, Denver Post: [Gooding's] good performance, as well as the good scenes involving him, fight for breathing room amid the artifice and diversions. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: The movie is educational and upstanding, a little overacted and more than a little overdramatized. But it's honorable. Read more

Globe and Mail: Read more

John Anderson, Newsday: Stiff, sentimentalized and-yes-shallow. Read more

Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture: Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: This is one motion picture that only puts half of the pieces together. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The movie is an old-fashioned biopic, and I mean that as a compliment. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, [Interracial-buddy flicks] are back, and while they've gotten more sophisticated in some ways, they haven't necessarily gotten any better. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Gooding can't will this well-meaning film into life. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: Read more

David Stratton, Variety: Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jr. are eminently watchable. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: An earnest but C-plus tribute to an A-grade character. Read more