G.I. Jane (1997)
Average Rating: 5.9/10
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Average Rating: 6.4/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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Ridley Scott directed this flawed but involving study of Lt. Jordan O'Neil (Demi Moore), a Navy topographic analyst who is chosen as a test case for the presence of women in combat. Aware that she is making history and knowing that 60% of all male trainees will fail the rigorous training, Lt. O'Neil struggles to prove herself physically and mentally worthy of becoming a Navy SEAL. What she doesn't know is that she is being sold out by hardbitten Texas senator Lillian DeHaven (Anne Bancroft in an
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A rabid piece of militaristic pulp with a crucial and commercially shrewd difference: The hero, the soft clay to be molded into a steely instrument of death, is a woman.
From 1997, a movie that explores whether a woman has the grit, the strength and the nerve to survive Navy SEAL training, with a bald Demi Moore sweating, swearing, smoking cigars and fighting in head-to-head combat to prove that she can.
Unrealistic execution of an intriguing idea - a woman in the Navy SEALS. Moore is intimidating - and built! Viggo Mortensen gives an excellent early performance.
The problem isn't that Ridley Scott is the Leni Riefenstahl of the U.S. military industrial complex, but that the man has no politics at all . . .
Shows how zeal can be a spiritual dynamo bringing out the best that is in us.
Moore's typically prickly demeanor, often cited by her detractors as her biggest liability as an actress, actually works to her advantage here, as she unearths the voracious ambition in Jordan's soul.
A simplistic, succeed-against-the-odds fantasy in Simpson-Bruckheimer mode.
Audience Reviews for G.I. Jane
- Master Chief John Urgayle: A bird will fall frozen, dead from a bough, before...ever...feeling...sorry for itself.
- C.O. Salem: Did you just have a brain fart?
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