Parents' Guide to

The General's Daughter

By Corrina Antrobus, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Grim military murder mystery has rape, murder, suicide, sex.

Movie R 1999 116 minutes
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A hodgepodge of genres and a gratuitous, recurring, and haunting rape scene make this late 1990s crime mystery memorable for all the wrong reasons. The General's Daughter's attempt to present an expose of sexism in the military is clumsy at best and as subtle as a chainsaw.

When not trying to shove us into some unearned glum messages, the movie has some sparks of personality thanks to the wisecrack charm of Travolta and steeliness of Cromwell. Other than that, it's just a bit monstrous.

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