The General's Daughter
The General's Daughter (1999)

A murder on a military base unearths a netherworld of corruption in this thriller based on the novel by Nelson DeMille. General Joe Campbell (James Cromwell) is a respected military leader with a flawless reputation; he's due to retire… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 18, 1999
DVD Release Date: December 14, 1999
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Contrived performances and over-the-top sequences offer little real drama.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

A middling, so-so thriller.

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Rob Gonsalves

Do the filmmakers think we're morons? We're certainly treated as such, right from the beginning.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

In terms of tone, the film is all over the map.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A self-destructive movie.

Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

Compelling viewing because of the tight-lipped, bull-headed performance by John Travolta in a starring role.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A lurid mess, a Southern gumbo simmering in Gothic cliche.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

The General's Daughter is an overheated thriller populated by actors who far outclass the material.

Randall King
Jam! Movies

Effective enough as a thriller and an indictment of sexism in its most brutal form.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
<b>The Generals Daughter</b> is a great mystery thriller and one of my favourite John Travolta movies. The movie is loaded with great talent that… More
Luke Baldock
A thriller that achieves what it sets out to do. The cast are all very strong, and add a bit of credence to a fairly overblown plot. Woods and Travolta have… More
Alex roy
The General's Daughter is an interesting Thriller, but ends up being a fairly average one at best. The film has a decent enough cast starring in it.… More
David Ladd
Question: What do you do when you have an average storyline with too many sub-plots and clichéd twists? Answer: Get an A-list ensemble cast to take the focus… More
Lady D'arbanville
A film that warmed up nicely into an ok military Thriller. Particularly liked James Woods in this, who does occasionally show a glimpse of brilliance.… More
Julie B
Meh. But you'll watch anything when you're jet lagged. Is it just me, or does anyone else have trouble believing James Cromwell is on the up and up… More