• R, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Howard Zieff
    In Theaters:
    Oct 7, 1980 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 1, 2001
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

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Private Benjamin Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Goldie Hawn gives a charming, Oscar-nominated performance in this lightly feminist service comedy.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B+

May 1, 2011
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Goldie Hawn at the height of her powers.

| Original Score: 4/5

November 6, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Funny, popular Goldie Hawn comedy set in army boot camp.

| Original Score: 4/5

June 12, 2005
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Private Benjamin is a comic fairy tale with a delightful performance by Goldie Hawn.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 29, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Why do people like this movie? I don't get it,

| Original Score: 2/5

January 7, 2004
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Military mockery featuring Hawn as a spoiled princess in army boots. Private Benjamin deserves combat pay for its slaphappy fish-out-of-water premise...a real hoot-and-a-half

| Original Score: 3/5

May 29, 2003
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Ugh! I lose faith in Americans when they make garbage like this into a hit.

| Original Score: 0/5

March 27, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Great first half, boring second half.

| Original Score: 3/5

October 17, 2002

This isn't the army in the commercials, but it's Goldie at her best.

| Original Score: 5/5

August 30, 2002
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 4/5

July 16, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

| Original Score: 2/5

February 9, 2005
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 3/5

November 19, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 23, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2004
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 4/5

June 30, 2004
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

| Original Score: 4/5

February 24, 2004
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

| Original Score: 4/5

January 22, 2004
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

| Original Score: 3/5

September 29, 2003
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

| Original Score: 4/5

June 26, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

November 25, 2002
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