The General's Daughter (1999)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.


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9 November 2006 | lee_eisenberg
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| generally speaking...
"The General's Daughter" is sort of half-good, half-not. It has a good plot and all, but it probably would have been better had they cast someone a little less well known in the lead role (John Travolta's presence nearly turns the whole thing into a star-driven vehicle). And of course, there's lots of long speeches (often shouted) about the ramifications of the events portrayed. Other than that, it's a worthy look into cover-ups in the military - I suspect that what this movie portrays is moderate compared to reality.

So, if you can ignore John Travolta's overbearing presence, it's a movie worth seeing. Also starring Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton, James Woods, Clarence Williams III and even a cameo by John Frankenheimer.

I wonder whether or not they realized that they gave James Cromwell's character the same name as the famous mythologist.

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