Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
  1. 38
    It is the anti-Sundance film, an exhausted wheeze of bankrupt cliches and cardboard characters, the kind of film that has no visible reason for existing, except that everybody got paid.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    38
    The Navy will no doubt like what it sees, yet a project such as this should impart some sense of the times we live in.
  3. A record number of movie cliches are strung together for the otherwise forgettable boot-camp drama Annapolis.
  4. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    38
    Sir, no, sir.
  5. Guaranteed neither to offend nor delight.
  6. Annapolis has enough material for an exciting trailer. But that's all the movie really is: a trailer tricked out with protracted boxing sequences and an undernourished romantic subplot that culminates in a single tepid kiss.
  7. The only impressive thing about it is the monotony and thoroughness with which it replicates cliches from older, better movies and hammers them into pop alloy to an up-with-me beat beat beat of its musical score.
  8. 25
    If Annapolis is not the worst movie to date of this still-young year, it is certainly the most hackneyed, as well as the most depressing.
  9. 20
    Best never to have left dry dock with this one.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. Feb 23, 2013
    9
    Even thou he was in several things before Annapolis, I consider this to be James Franco's breakthrough role. Just the training and studying alone, must have been as intense as the film itself. Franco plays Jake Huard, a first year student at the Naval academy. The story takes you inside one the hardest and most secretive schools in America, showing you just what it takes to even make it past your first year. The story itself is very inspirational and the acting is top notch. This isn't just a good film, it's one that you know took a lot out of everyone involved. I was entertained, excited, and inspired by an underdog who just wouldn't give up. This is a tremendous film that fell under the radar, because of a then, unknown cast, but it really is a must see for fans of inspirational, military and sports dramas. Full Review »
  2. Nov 8, 2012
    3
    The film plays like the actors, director, and writers all communicated through text messages that weren't quite perceived the way they ought to have been. Full Review »