Bottom line: "An Officer and a Gentlemen" meets "Top Gun" meets "Rocky"
By Frank Scheck
Packing in enough cliches for a dozen movies, this drama about a sensitive young man trying to achieve his dreams via the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis will best be enjoyed by the generation unfamiliar with "An Officer and a Gentlemen," "Top Gun" and any preceding boxing movies. James Franco -- playing the sort of role that James Dean, whom he once played in a television film, would have excelled in -- should find slightly better boxoffice results with this effort than he did with his other January starrer, "Tristan & Isolde," but only by default.
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