Soldier Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
When it comes to details like plot, character development, and genuine excitement, the film is lost in space.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
There's too little character development and no reason to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
Competent and nothing more.
| Original Score: 2/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
This is a blood-and-bullet fest, tediously filled with lots of breaking glass, neck-crunching and spine-twisting action, and flamethrowers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000
Inexplicably, David Webb Peoples, the screenwriter of Blade Runner and Unforgiven, is responsible for this awful mess
Full Review | Original Score: F
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
As action films go, Soldier is a bad gamble: it rolls snake eyes on every front.
Full Review | Original Score: 52/100
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
The trick is that it could have been a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The action is strictly routine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
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.
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A waste of snappy set decoration!
Full Review | Original Score: D-
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Even taken as a loud no-brainer action movie you'll find that Soldier ends rather abruptly and unsatisfyingly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
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
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
An unimaginative retreading of past cinematic successes!
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
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 | Original Score: 1/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Wow. What a terrible movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Yet another video game for the big screen which has momentum and a terrific set going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
Glenn Lovell
Variety
March 26, 2009
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March 24, 2002
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