The Great Santini Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 9, 2007
Two-dimensional and minor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Offers a whole lot more than just Duvall's flawless performance.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 27, 2006
An emotionally devastating drama with a first rate performance from Robert Duvall.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
March 17, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Arthur Lazere
culturevulture.net
December 8, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 29, 2004
The Great Santini is a convincing portrait of the battles between a military man and his coming-of-age son.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Duvall as rough, tough Marine in downer story of family conflict
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 14, 2004
Fantastic performances by Duvall and O'Keefe highlight this father-son tug-of-war.
| Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 17, 2013
This is one of those special films that moves effortlessly between tension, tears and laughs ... Robert Duvall's performance runs neck-and-neck with his Lonesome Dove turn as his career best.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 16, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 6, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
December 21, 2004
Brilliant.
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 4, 2005
Robert Duvall and Michael O'Keefe turn in powerful, Oscar nominated performances in this familiar family melodrama about tyrannical marine-father who bullies his sensitive son so that he can become a real man.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
January 15, 2005

Film4
May 24, 2003
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Variety
July 7, 2008
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