Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. USA, 1997. Caravan Pictures, First Independent Films, Hollywood Pictures, Largo Entertainment, Moving Pictures, Scott Free Productions, Trap-Two-Zero Productions Inc.. Story by Danielle Alexandra, Screenplay by David Twohy, Danielle Alexandra. Cinematography by Hugh Johnson. Produced by Roger Birnbaum, Demi Moore, Ridley Scott, Suzanne Todd. Music by Trevor Jones. Production Design by Arthur Max. Costume Design by Marilyn Vance. Film Editing by Pietro Scalia.
Ridley Scott puts together a fantastic army drama that details how intelligence woman Demi Moore makes it into the male-only Navy S.E.A.L.s as the political stratagem of senator Anne Bancroft. Moore’s character explores her personal worth through her training, proving that women don’t need to be like men to be equal to men even in such a tough field. Her very hard work on this role shows itself in every possible way, physically and emotionally, and you’ll really bleed with her as you watch her character undergo every possible humiliation (both of the regular training and what her comrades put her through). On top of that, it is edited tightly, never boring and rests on the lives of its characters well enough to be emotionally involving. Scott once again gives us a gung-ho action film that has both brains and brawn, and does it beautifully.