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The General's Daughter Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
February 13, 2008
Do the filmmakers think we're morons? We're certainly treated as such, right from the beginning.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
March 9, 2004
Compelling viewing because of the tight-lipped, bull-headed performance by John Travolta in a starring role.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Randall King
Jam! Movies
March 9, 2004
Effective enough as a thriller and an indictment of sexism in its most brutal form.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 2, 2003
an absurd, frequently offensive exploitation piece that's likely to take a place on many Ten Worst of 1999 lists.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
No doubt about it, to divulge the plot would spoil the experience -- you'll be shocked to discover, and maybe even surprised to learn, just how lame the damn thing really is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Travolta is trying a little too hard here, and it shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
This may be the most gratuitous film I've seen this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
In terms of tone, the film is all over the map.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
You know that thin line between disturbing and morbid? The General's Daughter tramples it into dust.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Francesca Dinglasan
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Despite moments of mounting suspense, the film suffers from stilted unevenness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
Not a single scene or character rings true, and shame on anyone who can't pick out the murderer in the first reel.
Read More | Original Score: D
John Wrathall
Sight and Sound
March 5, 2002
This salacious whodunit requires very little action, but an endless parade of dialogue scenes in which assorted suspects tell the investigating duo what happened, cueing thunderous flashbacks.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
To betray a loved one or a friend is a grievous breech of trust. It is a form of murder, brutalizing the tenderness and intimacy of the soul.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 2, 2001
...the plot is too shifty, the conspiracy too exaggerated, and the ending too pat for sustained credibility.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
A lurid mess, a Southern gumbo simmering in Gothic cliche.
April 17, 2001
Travolta wins hands down with his accent in a pleasingly intense performance that helps propel the story along.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A middling, so-so thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
For all the stars' intensity as investigators, nobody in this whodunit really seems interested in the upshot.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
A consistently involving effort!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
January 1, 2000
Its vision of reality seems so stylized, so fake, that I came out of it wondering whether it has the slightest idea what it's talking about.
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