I will say that the movie was actually off to a good start, but it lost its momentum about halfway through and settled into a generic and monotonous pacing, where it seemed like director Camilo Vila had already used all ammunition in the first half of the movie. It was a shame, because the movie suffered terribly from this fact.
Now, the movie starred Jaleel White, which actually did well enough for himself, given the fact that the script and storyline here were pretty weak. And he does fit best into comedies, at least in my opinion. Brent Briscoe was actually quite fun in the movie, especially given the character he was playing.
For a comedy, then "5th of July" wasn't particularly outstanding. There were some laughs here and there, but overall this was a less than mediocre comedy experience. There are far better comedies out there, and this is hardly the type of movie that you will watch more than once - provided you get through it the first time.
This movie lands a four out of ten stars rating from me.