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Based on 33 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Their (Travolta/Jackson) teamwork was classic. Basic breaks up the team. What's up with that? show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Just not worth revisiting, unless one wants to tie one's brain into a knot for no discernible reward. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The tepid result is like "Courage Under Fire" without the compelling Meg Ryan angle, or Travolta's 1999 "The General's Daughter" without the sexual squalor. It all feels a little moldy. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    I must confess that I was outsmarted by the ending, but by that time my brain had been bludgeoned into a state just north of stupor. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Basically, it's a muddle. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Travolta is the least of the film's problems. With a script by James Vanderbilt, whose first credit was for a movie about the tooth fairy ("Darkness Falls"), and directed by John McTiernan, last seen struggling with "Rollerball," Basic is a fundamental failure. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Buy your ticket, sit yourself down, and let ol' John take you for a ride. You'll have a blast. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The movie, one of those surprise-twist detective stories, doesn't really stand up to scrutiny in the cold light of the theater lobby. show more

  • 50
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Chases its tail for so long, it morphs from a whodunit into a who-cares. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Comes across as a cheesy, fundamentally unsatisfying experience. show more

  • May 07, 2012 ariesaturn
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    BEST FILM EVER. USA ARMY 5 STARS. PERFECT MOVIE. SONY BRILLIANT! USA MILITARY GENIUS.

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