Soldier Reviews

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 8, 2011
...poignancy doesn't interfere with director Anderson's primary objective, which is to show people shooting each other and blowing stuff up.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
March 7, 2007
This appealing formulaic action adventure (1998) displays a lot of conviction in its not-too-flashy action scenes and a little levity in the gradual socialization of Russell's character.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
March 3, 2006
Despite being hampered by second-rate special effects and too many action film cliches, Soldier does have its fun parts.
| Original Score: 6/10
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
The action is handled fairly well, but it's routine, and there's no satisfaction in seeing Todd waste men who are no more bloodthirsty than he is.
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
June 24, 2004
Soldier didn't deserve to be treated so harshly critics, but it didn't deserve recommendations either.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Wow. What a terrible movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 20, 2003
Disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
There's too little character development and no reason to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A doggedly simple-minded diversion of rare purity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Everything in this film is criminally bland, except for Russell's badass attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
Competent and nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Haslett Cuff
Globe and Mail
July 12, 2002
I doubt that Kurt Russell has ever had less dialogue to work with than he has in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Soldier wants to be an intense thriller with cerebral significance, but suffers from self-seriousness and silly cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A potent comic-book-style action-adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
It resonates on more levels than just a simple action film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Has there ever been a more insipid sci-fi action film than Soldier? Probably, although it's hard to imagine.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
Derivative, dreary and painfully silly!
| Original Score: 7/10
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
Soldier is so mediocre, it might have been more mindless fun if it had been even worse.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 1, 2000
The pop and sizzle would be twice as effective if it came with characters that connected!
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
An unimaginative retreading of past cinematic successes!
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