The General's Daughter Synopsis
Two detectives (John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe) investigate a captain's murder.
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By James Berardinelli
The General's Daughter is for all those who enjoy mystery/thrillers that neither attempt to break new ground nor are afraid to employ...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A well-made thriller with a lot of good acting, but the death of Elisabeth Campbell is so unnecessarily graphic and gruesome that by the...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The acting is fine. The ensemble is strong. The story moves along. Yet a coating of sleaze clings to the film, like bread dipped in batter.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The whole lurid business is undeniably entertaining, but it leaves a bad taste.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Watching John Travolta ease into a role is always a pleasure, but this film version of Nelson DeMille's 1992 best-selling mystery novel is...
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50

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The plot is a nonsensical mess -- which just caps off the ugliness.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
An expensive-looking new detective thriller that should have been much better.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
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...
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30

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
In order to spare you the trauma of this cinematrocity, I'll go ahead and tell you how the film turns out. Who killed the General's...
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
A slick, supercharged popcorn flick of the erstwhile Bruckheimer-Simpson brigade in which the only thing more shameful than the proceedings...
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