|Written by Kim Wilson|
|Wednesday, 22 April 1998|
Attempting to become the first woman to enter the elite combat unit of the U.S. Navy Seals Lt. Jordan O'Neil (Demi Moore) discovers first-hand that the brutal, male-bonding training rituals are nothing compared to the opposition from politicians and top military brass who have stacked the deck against her success.
'Jane' is a tour de force performance from Moore who looks and acts the part of a rough and tough commando who guts out anything and everything thrown at her in an attempt to prove herself over and over. With a clearly shaven head and muscles to spare, Demi Moore goes all out as she confronts the Master Chief (Viggo Mortensen) who attempts to make her quit the program voluntarily.
In addition to its many action sequences, G.I.Jane has a strong political under-current as a key Senator (Anne Bancroft) ultimately controls O'Neil's future. In this role, Bancroft delivers a powerful and compelling performance supporting G.I.Jane in so far as it achieves the Senator's most immediate objectives.
G.I.Jane is a highly entertaining film with some excellent performances. There are several highly charged action scenes, but it also delivers a thoughtful and timely script.