G.I. Jane

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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 itMoore 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) Collapse
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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
    The training sequences are as they have to be: incredible rigors, survived by O'Neil. They are good cinema because Ridley Scott, the director, brings a documentary attention to them, and because Demi Moore, having bitten off a great deal here, proves she can chew it.
  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. The most refreshing performance is by Mortensen.
  6. Reviewed by: Sandra Contreras
    60
    Bancroft and Mortensen take home the acting awards -- the pleasure they take in what they're doing really makes the film come alive.

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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. jayk
    Feb 3, 2009
    7
    Decent.
  2. Nov 12, 2012
    2
    The hump of feminism and war cliches floats down close to insufferable.

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