The Great Santini Reviews

May 27, 2020
By all means, see The Great Santini, one of the most rewarding film experiences this or any other year.
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.
April 9, 2007
Two-dimensional and minor.
October 27, 2006
An emotionally devastating drama with a first rate performance from Robert Duvall.
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.
December 21, 2004
Brilliant.
October 23, 2004
The Great Santini is a movie to seek out and to treasure.
October 23, 2004
Duvall as rough, tough Marine in downer story of family conflict
October 14, 2004
Fantastic performances by Duvall and O'Keefe highlight this father-son tug-of-war.
July 23, 2004
January 29, 2004
The Great Santini is a convincing portrait of the battles between a military man and his coming-of-age son.
December 8, 2003
June 6, 2003
October 16, 2002
July 30, 2002
July 26, 2002
Offers a whole lot more than just Duvall's flawless performance.
March 17, 2002
January 1, 2000