So nonsensical and asinine that it would take all 14,000 miles of cable holding up the Brooklyn Bridge to suspend your disbelief.
This movie's idea of psychology is Freudian at its most risque.
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
In terms of tone, the film is all over the map. full review
A lurid mess, a Southern gumbo simmering in Gothic cliche.
For all the stars' intensity as investigators, nobody in this whodunit really seems interested in the upshot. full review
When there's nothing to blow up, the movie sort of blows itself up.
This pumped-up contrived, misogynistic military murder mystery is just about the tackiest excuse for summer entertainment I've ever seen!
The General's Daughter is a well-made thriller with a lot of good acting. full review
A self-destructive movie.
The General's Daughter is an overheated thriller populated by actors who far outclass the material. full review
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
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. full review
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.
The overriding tone is soggy. About the only thing that's crisp in this movie is the way everybody salutes. full review