Biloxi Blues Reviews

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Very funny and entertaining.

    Very funny and entertaining.

  • May 30, 2016

    Mediocre film based on a Neil Simon play about drafted soldiers at a boot camp to prepare for combat in World War II. Lags in spots, particularly the long scene at the brothel with Broderick droning on.

    Mediocre film based on a Neil Simon play about drafted soldiers at a boot camp to prepare for combat in World War II. Lags in spots, particularly the long scene at the brothel with Broderick droning on.

  • Aug 26, 2015

    Tonally uneven and rather dry, but a strong third act and a great performance from Christopher Walken elevate it somewhat.

    Tonally uneven and rather dry, but a strong third act and a great performance from Christopher Walken elevate it somewhat.

  • Apr 15, 2015

    This movie's average at best but Walken elevates it with his whacked out drill sarg and that alone is worth watching.

    This movie's average at best but Walken elevates it with his whacked out drill sarg and that alone is worth watching.

  • Jan 22, 2015

    ok WWII pic post WWII

    ok WWII pic post WWII

  • Dec 25, 2014

    Matthew Broderick is perfect as Neil Simon's autobiographical Eugene in boot camp just before the end of WWII. The film is anchored by great performances, most notably Broderick, Corey Parker, and Christopher Walken in one of his all-time best roles. Although relate-able, and familiar, the film relies too much on "boot camp" cliches and not enough on the wonderful relationships of these fully realized characters. Often, this results in an uneven handling of the dramatic and comedic moments, but the final climactic scene with Broderick, Walken, and that .45 is yet another example of how Nichols perfectly transcends his stage sensibilities to film.

    Matthew Broderick is perfect as Neil Simon's autobiographical Eugene in boot camp just before the end of WWII. The film is anchored by great performances, most notably Broderick, Corey Parker, and Christopher Walken in one of his all-time best roles. Although relate-able, and familiar, the film relies too much on "boot camp" cliches and not enough on the wonderful relationships of these fully realized characters. Often, this results in an uneven handling of the dramatic and comedic moments, but the final climactic scene with Broderick, Walken, and that .45 is yet another example of how Nichols perfectly transcends his stage sensibilities to film.

  • Nov 21, 2014

    Matthew Broderick is perfect as Neil Simon's autobiographical Eugene in boot camp just before the end of WWII. The film is anchored by great performances, most notably Broderick, Corey Parker, and Christopher Walken in one of his all-time best roles. Although relate-able, and familiar, the film relies too much on "boot camp" cliches and not enough on the wonderful relationships of these fully realized characters. Often, this results in an uneven handling of the dramatic and comedic moments, but the final climactic scene with Broderick, Walken, and that .45 is yet another example of how Nichols perfectly transcends his stage sensibilities to film.

    Matthew Broderick is perfect as Neil Simon's autobiographical Eugene in boot camp just before the end of WWII. The film is anchored by great performances, most notably Broderick, Corey Parker, and Christopher Walken in one of his all-time best roles. Although relate-able, and familiar, the film relies too much on "boot camp" cliches and not enough on the wonderful relationships of these fully realized characters. Often, this results in an uneven handling of the dramatic and comedic moments, but the final climactic scene with Broderick, Walken, and that .45 is yet another example of how Nichols perfectly transcends his stage sensibilities to film.

  • May 20, 2013

    Good, but not as good as I remembered it to be. I still have a soft spot for the film as being part of the Eugene Morris Jerome series. Walken does a great job, as usual, playing a maniac.

    Good, but not as good as I remembered it to be. I still have a soft spot for the film as being part of the Eugene Morris Jerome series. Walken does a great job, as usual, playing a maniac.

  • Feb 27, 2013

    Terrific Neil Simon movie!!

    Terrific Neil Simon movie!!

  • Jan 21, 2013

    Walkins is intersting, Broderick is amusing, the film as a whole is not that great.

    Walkins is intersting, Broderick is amusing, the film as a whole is not that great.