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  • Summary: Moore stars as gutsy Lieutenant O'Neil, the first woman ever given the opportunity to earn a place in the armed forces most highly skilled combat unit -- the elite Navy SEALS. But the already brutal rigors of training camp turn into an unimaginable test of courage and determination once it becomes clear that no one -- powerful politicians, top military brass, or her male Navy SEAL teammates -- wants her to succeed. (Buena Vista Entertainment) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Jack Kroll
    90
    Watching Moore battle the heavy odds may be formulaic fun, but it's genuine fun, and the formula is classic.
  2. 88
    Down in the mud with the guys, Moore finds the heart of her character and a career beyond vanity and hype. She's never looked better.
  3. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    80
    What he (Scott) does superbly is establish a raw, compelling reality that transcends his movie's banal premises and predictable conclusion. That permits Moore to play, and us to feel, authentic pain, isola- tion and courage--shocking stuff to find in an action movie these days. [25 August 1997, p. 72]
  4. Were women put on earth to be warriors? Demi Moore certainly was. The role of Jordan fits her as snugly as a new layer of muscle.
  5. 63
    It's the kind of high energy, fast-paced film where you can guiltlessly root for the heroine to persevere -- but that's all it succeeds at.
  6. 60
    This hot-button picture isn't especially well thought-out, but it might be crafty and manipulative enough to rile up audiences.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 12, 2012
    2
    The hump of feminism and war cliches floats down close to insufferable.

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