• Soldier
    2 minutes 31 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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Soldier Reviews

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James Berardinelli
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When it comes to details like plot, character development, and genuine excitement, the film is lost in space.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Scott Weinberg

| Original Score: 1/5

July 25, 2002
Tom Meek
Film Threat

There's too little character development and no reason to care.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

December 8, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Competent and nothing more.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

August 30, 2002
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

This is a blood-and-bullet fest, tediously filled with lots of breaking glass, neck-crunching and spine-twisting action, and flamethrowers.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher | Original Score: 3/10

January 1, 2000
Carlo Cavagna

Inexplicably, David Webb Peoples, the screenwriter of Blade Runner and Unforgiven, is responsible for this awful mess

Full Review Source: AboutFilm.com | Original Score: F

January 1, 2000
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

As action films go, Soldier is a bad gamble: it rolls snake eyes on every front.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 52/100

January 1, 2000
Susan Granger

The trick is that it could have been a treat.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 3/10

January 1, 2000
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...poignancy doesn't interfere with director Anderson's primary objective, which is to show people shooting each other and blowing stuff up.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

August 8, 2011
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The action is strictly routine.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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It's a big, clanging, brutal, actioner in which we search the murk in vain for the sparks of humanity the moviemakers keep promising us.

January 1, 2000
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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A waste of snappy set decoration!

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D-

January 1, 2000
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Even taken as a loud no-brainer action movie you'll find that Soldier ends rather abruptly and unsatisfyingly.

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Dragan Antulov

Soldier didn't deserve to be treated so harshly critics, but it didn't deserve recommendations either.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

June 24, 2004
John Haslett Cuff
Globe and Mail
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I doubt that Kurt Russell has ever had less dialogue to work with than he has in this film.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

July 12, 2002
Jim Judy
Screen It!

An unimaginative retreading of past cinematic successes!

Full Review Source: Screen It!

January 1, 2000

If you didn't know any better, you would think I was about to describe the plot of a Chuck Norris or Jean Claude Van Damme straight to video film.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Wow. What a terrible movie.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 1/5

February 8, 2003
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

Everything in this film is criminally bland, except for Russell's badass attitude.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 10, 2002
Harvey S. Karten

Yet another video game for the big screen which has momentum and a terrific set going for it.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Glenn Lovell
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January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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