Private Benjamin Reviews

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March 14, 2020
...a fairly familiar premise that's mostly employed to affable effect by filmmaker Howard Zieff...
August 16, 2019
Within the limitations of the genre, this story of private Benjamin ends up being entertaining at times. It doesn't add anything new, but it brings to us a new and special performance from the brilliant actress Goldie Hawn. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 8, 2017
"Private Benjamin" seems coarse, sluggish and interminable as a comedy scenario, but the profoundly depressing aspect of it is that Goldie Hawn appears to be receding as a comedienne and emerging as a boss lady.
May 8, 2017
This is arguably although unfortunately Goldie Hawn's most memorable role.
May 8, 2017
It's basically a one-joke effort, but that joke has Hawn throwing herself with great gusto into the role of a bewildered spoilt brat who comes good and her Oscar-nominated performance has huge charm.
May 8, 2017
The pampered Hawn's reactions to rigorous training exercises, her interactions with her superiors, and a not-quite-successful love affair with French physician Armand Assante while on duty in Europe inspire plenty of laughs.
January 21, 2015
Funny fish-out-of-water comedy with lots of sexual content.
May 1, 2011
Goldie Hawn gives a charming, Oscar-nominated performance in this lightly feminist service comedy.
March 26, 2009
[Hawn's] not so gifted that she can carry a heavy load of indifferent material on her own two little shoulders, without considerable sagging.
February 9, 2006
Another depressing example of the big-screen gag-string sitcom, it turns exclusively on a plot that grew from a concept that developed from an idea that somebody should never have had - Goldie Hawn joins the army.
November 6, 2005
Goldie Hawn at the height of her powers.
July 16, 2005
June 12, 2005
Funny, popular Goldie Hawn comedy set in army boot camp.
February 9, 2005
November 19, 2004
October 23, 2004
August 30, 2004
Mr. Zieff demonstrates great skill in keeping the gags aloft and in finding new ways by which to free the laughs trapped inside old routines about latrine duty, war games, forced marches and calisthenics.
August 13, 2004
June 30, 2004
February 24, 2004
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