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G.I. Jane (1997)



Critic Consensus: Demi Moore admirably does her duty, but G.I. Jane's well-intentioned message is obscured by stylistic bombast and an overload of jingoism.

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This surprisingly entertaining action film chronicles the adventures of a woman going through the rigorous training that would make her the first female Navy SEAL. Facing sexual discrimination from her peers and her commanding officers, Jane battles through boot camp to prove that she has what it takes.

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Demi Moore
as Lt. Jordan O'Neil
Viggo Mortensen
as Master Chief John Urgayle
Anne Bancroft
as Sen. Lillian DeHaven
Scott Wilson
as C.O. Salem
Angel David
as Newberry
Boyd Kestner
as Wickwire
Kevin Cage
as Instructor Pyro
John Michael Higgins
as Chief of Staff
Kevin Gage
as Instructor Pyro
Daniel von Bargen
as Secretary of the Navy Theodore Hayes
David Warshofsky
as Instructor Johns
Ted Sutton
as Flag Officer
Gary Wheeler
as Flag Officer
Donn Swaby
as Yeoman Davis
Jack Gwaltney
as Goldstein
Neal Jones
as Duty Officer
Rhonda Overby
as Civilian Secretary
Stephen Mendillo
as Admiral O'Connor
Jim Caviezel
as Slovnik
Dan De Paola
as Cook Compliments
Susan Aston
as Civilian Girl
Bob Moore
as WNM Reporter
Harry Humphries
as Artillery Instructor
Michael Currie
as Commission Speaker
Steve Gonzales
as Press Hound
Arthur Max
as Barber
Billy Dowd
as Photographer
Duffy Gaver
as Instructor
Scott Helvenston
as Instructor
Phil Neilson
as Hostile Rat
David Bruce
as Trainee
Chris Soule
as Trainee
Joseph Merzak Makkar
as Libyan Sentry
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Critic Reviews for G.I. Jane

All Critics (36) | Top Critics (8)

It ends up being an unfulfilling exercise in pseudo-feminism.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4

The training sequences... are good cinema because Ridley Scott, the director, brings a documentary attention to them, and because Demi Moore, having bitten off a great deal here, proves she can chew it.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

According to former SEAL Rorke Denver, there are seven different types of Navy SEAL: 1) Smurf SEAL 2) Rough-upbringing SEAL 3) Brawler SEAL 4) Proto SEAL 5) Gamer SEAL 6) Ivy League SEAL 7) Legacy SEAL. Maybe Female SEAL will be the 8th type.

September 25, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A few decent action scenes are not enough to salvage a bad, somewhat corny performance by Moore.

September 8, 2020 | Rating: 1.0/4.0 | Full Review…

G.I. Jane feels somewhat ham-fisted and quaint now, but the electric chemistry between the actors and the importance of its message can still be felt today.

February 5, 2020 | Full Review…

I'm happy to see Demi Moore do well. Despite her porcelain-doll looks, she is one tough broad who's struggled long and hard for her success. But, despite its gender equality theme, G.I. Jane is not the kind of movie I want to see her score big with.

August 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for G.I. Jane

Failure is not an option. Good Movie! Demi Moore gave a good performance to a role that suited her really well. Viggo Mortensen was excellent as Master Chief. I found myself still liking his character after he beat the crap out of Demi Moore's in a training game gone wrong. That scene was brutal but very necessary. In this case, the social message was that equality in the military does not just mean that men and women get an equal share of the pie but also that they both get an equal share of the pain. This movie makes you think, but in a way where you don't even realize it. So many movies now shout their message loud and clear, but this one is more subtle about it, and you can watch as just another action movie about becoming a soldier, but you'll come out wiser or at least more prone to looking at sexism and feminism in a new way. When a crusading chairperson of the military budget committee pressures the would be Navy secretary to begin full gender integration of the service, he offers the chance for a test case for a female trainee in the US Navy's elite SEAL/C.R.T. selection program. LT. Jordan O'Neill is given the assignment, but no one expects her to succeed in an inhumanly punishing regime that has a standard 60% dropout rate for men. However, O'Neill is determined to prove everyone wrong.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Ridley Scott does a pretty good job at combining a women's lib tale about a woman breaking into the uber-male ranks of Navy Seals with a little soft porn (can you do that??? He did it already) as Demi Moore"s nipples star as a important supporting cast members, and are given lotsa screen time. Viggo Mortensen and Anne Bancroft also do well bringing this orchestrated serio-carnival to a nigh opus crescendo, but its still only a circus. Weeeee!

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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