Jordan O'Neil is the first woman to be selected for SEAL's training.Opposing her is a disgruntled officer who doesn't like the idea of women on the elite team.
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Fresh: Unrealistic execution of an intriguing idea - a woman in the Navy SEALS. Moore is intimidating and built! Viggo Mortensen gives an excellent early performance.
- Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: From 1997, a movie that explores whether a woman has the grit, the strength and the nerve to survive Navy SEAL training, with a bald Demi Moore sweating, swearing, smoking cigars and fighting in head-to-head combat to prove that she can.
- Christopher Smith, Bangor Daily News (Maine), Thursday, June 24, 2010
Here is a film that shows us two sides of director Ridley Scott. While he certainly proves to be fantastic action director, but at the same time the whole scenario, which involves navy seal training and unitentionally corny scenes of Demi Moore doing training with the ultimate slo-mo effect, is too ridicilous to be taken serious. Sure, this is a film about navy seal training program so you cannot expect it to be Mary Poppins either, but still less would definetly be more in this case. For me the whole machismo thing just went too far here. There are still things that work here. For example Viggo Mortensen is quite good as a master chief who shows no mercy with his methods of training and Anne Bancroft give us also a nice little performance in a supporting role. When it come to Demi Moore, she can definetly handle the physical side of this role but as an actor i am not that impressed of her work, She is just too mediocre in here. Technical aspects are all top notch. Cinematography by Hugh Johnson, effective score by Trevor Jones and editing by Pietro Scalia makes this muscular film even a entertaining to watch at times, Especially the dynamite action climax is edge of your seat entertainment at it's best. There are still nothing that would fix this film to works as an balanced whole. In the end G.I. Jane is definetly a lesser film from Ridley Scott.
- emilkakko, Wednesday, February 22, 2012
G.I Jane is an pretty interesting film to watch. Directed by Ridley Scott, G.I Jane tells the fictional story of the recruitment and training of the first woman Navy Seals. I don't understand why this film has gotten so many bad reviews. Granted it's not the best Ridley Scott film, but it's as hell ain't his worst. People seem to hate this film because it's a different type of film for Scott. Obviously the big thing surrounding the film is the fact that Demi Moore had to shave her head for the part. Though not a perfect film, this is still a pretty good one. Viggo Mortensen is obviously the best actor here. G.I. Jane is a very interesting look at the Navy Seals, though flawed due to Hollywood dramatization. The film does give you an idea of the hard as hell training of the elite Navy Seals. G.I. Jane is a very entertaining film with political overtones due to the fact that the story revolves around a senator trying to further her career by having Demi Moore fail the Seals selection course. Not perfect in any way, G.I Jane however is very entertaining and has some cool scenes of boot camp training. Obviously cliched, the Seals are portrayed as dumb Jarjheads, which is an aspect of the film that doesn't work, because most people in the military are very intelligent and are University graduates. Unfortunately with yet another film like this, the soldiers are seen as dumb sexists, which for the most part isn't true in the military. That would be my only beef with the film. Other than that, G.I Jane is a good film, though not excellent by any means, and definitely isn't Ridley Scott's best. However it's far from his worst. Expect from G.I. Jane an innacurrate but entertaining look at the Seals program, and you may not be disappointed. And as far as I'm concerned, after her dreadful film, Striptease, this is a far better film for Demi Moore, and actually this is her only good performance.
- TheDudeLebowski65, Wednesday, October 13, 2010