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The General's Daughter Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
November 6, 2002
In terms of tone, the film is all over the map.
May 11, 2001
A lurid mess, a Southern gumbo simmering in Gothic cliche.
February 14, 2001
A middling, so-so thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
For all the stars' intensity as investigators, nobody in this whodunit really seems interested in the upshot.
January 1, 2000
When there's nothing to blow up, the movie sort of blows itself up.
January 1, 2000
A consistently involving effort!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
This pumped-up contrived, misogynistic military murder mystery is just about the tackiest excuse for summer entertainment I've ever seen!
January 1, 2000
The sleaziest movie of the year is The General's Daughter!
January 1, 2000
The overriding tone is soggy. About the only thing that's crisp in this movie is the way everybody salutes.
January 1, 2000
A self-destructive movie.
January 1, 2000
Tired, uninspired.
January 1, 2000
A good generic movie, with a well-crafted screenplay, solid direction and engaging performances from leads John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe.
January 1, 2000
There's a line at which a movie stops being about something nasty and becomes one more example of the nastiness it's supposedly condemning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
January 1, 2000
General's Daughter strives to be a political nail-biter in the tradition of Fred Zinnemann, Alan J. Pakula and Oliver Stone, but there's really no comparison.
January 1, 2000
The General's Daughter is a well-made thriller with a lot of good acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The General's Daughter is an overheated thriller populated by actors who far outclass the material.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Pretty absurd, not the least for the way Travolta seems to be channeling a bizarro Bill Clinton throughout.
January 1, 2000
This movie's idea of psychology is Freudian at its most risqué.
January 1, 2000
So nonsensical and asinine that it would take all 14,000 miles of cable holding up the Brooklyn Bridge to suspend your disbelief.
January 1, 2000
The General's Daughter has the spit and polish of a military whodunit, but it's a confusing, meandering case to follow.
June 18, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: C