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By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Naval cadet becomes a man in unoriginal drama.

Movie PG-13 2006 108 minutes
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Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Rocky in a military school

I have seen this movie a million times and I think it's basically Rocky in a military school. It does not show how life at the Naval Academy is in reality and it has a lot of disturbing scenes like they are subjected to constant hazing and verbal torture. It's mostly about boxing which I think is cool. Again it does not show what these young people who go to this school have to go through in real life aside from sports.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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A masculine melodrama, Annapolis suffers from a script that is both formulaic and inconsistent. Predictably, Jake runs smack into the requisite inspirational father figures (see also: Louis Gossett, Jr. in An Officer and a Gentleman).

Roger Fan, who played Daric in director Justin Lin's previous, better film, Better Luck Tomorrow, is charismatic and could have easily pulled off the lead role in this film, and Tyrese Gibson turns in a truly compelling performance.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 27, 2006
  • On DVD or streaming: June 27, 2006
  • Cast: James Franco, Tyrese Gibson, Vicellous Shannon
  • Director: Justin Lin
  • Inclusion Information: Black actors
  • Studio: Buena Vista
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 108 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: some violence, sexual content and language.
  • Last updated: December 2, 2022

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