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The General's Daughter Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Variety
June 18, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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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
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
In terms of tone, the film is all over the map.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
A lurid mess, a Southern gumbo simmering in Gothic cliche.
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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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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
The sleaziest movie of the year is The General's Daughter!
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
The overriding tone is soggy. About the only thing that's crisp in this movie is the way everybody salutes.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
A self-destructive movie.
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Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
Tired, uninspired.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
The General's Daughter is an overheated thriller populated by actors who far outclass the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
This movie's idea of psychology is Freudian at its most risqué.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
When there's nothing to blow up, the movie sort of blows itself up.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A consistently involving effort!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
This pumped-up contrived, misogynistic military murder mystery is just about the tackiest excuse for summer entertainment I've ever seen!
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
A good generic movie, with a well-crafted screenplay, solid direction and engaging performances from leads John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Gary Dauphin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Pretty absurd, not the least for the way Travolta seems to be channeling a bizarro Bill Clinton throughout.
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Rod Dreher
New York Post
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.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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.
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Entertainment Weekly
June 18, 1999
Full Review | Original Score: C