Private Benjamin
Private Benjamin (1980)

Devastated when her brand-new husband (Albert Brooks) drops dead on their wedding night, Jewish American princess Judy Benjamin (Goldie Hawn) is receptive to the pitch delivered by a duplicitous recruiter for the Women's Army Corps.… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 7, 1980
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2001
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Funny fish-out-of-water comedy with lots of sexual content.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Funny, popular Goldie Hawn comedy set in army boot camp.

Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Military mockery featuring Hawn as a spoiled princess in army boots. Private Benjamin deserves combat pay for its slaphappy fish-out-of-water premise...a real hoot-and-a-half

Emanuel Levy

Goldie Hawn gives a charming, Oscar-nominated performance in this lightly feminist service comedy.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Private Benjamin is a comic fairy tale with a delightful performance by Goldie Hawn.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Ugh! I lose faith in Americans when they make garbage like this into a hit.

Cole Smithey

Goldie Hawn at the height of her powers.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Why do people like this movie? I don't get it,

Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Great first half, boring second half.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Thinking that it's a vacation spot, Jewish American Princess joins the Army. Goldie Hawn, whose work never impressed me before, gives an excellent… More
Aj V
An okay movie, but it reminded me of the 50s movie, Never Wave at a WAC, which was funnier than this movie. There are some funny scenes in this movie, but… More
Christian C
Goldie Hawn -- I remember when she was cute. Sadly, cute grimaces don't make up for talent.
Lady D'arbanville
One of my favourite 80?s films, this is a guilty pleasure of mine. Some comical and cheesy moments, but they suit the era and is ultimately a fun watch.
Directors Cat
It's a good film, but only for it's obvious target audience. It has a few funny moments but it got boring in it's second half and ran out of… More
Film Crazy
i loved this movie! I love Godie Hawn and she was superb i this LOL movie! this movie is hilarious in places and goldie gives a brilliant performance! its… More