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Small Soldiers Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Works as an adventure film and another fine Joe Dante creature feature...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 7, 2013
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Smart satirical action-comedy about talking action toys.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A-

April 7, 2007
Michael Dequina

An infomercial with the schmaltz that passes for emotion in family-aimed films.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 20, 2005
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Typical of Dante's films, Small Soldiers is an unbroken string of pop culture in-jokes.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

June 12, 2003
Ron Wells
Film Threat

It looks like the movie was edited down from a much meaner version, to our loss.

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

December 8, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer entertaining romp...

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2002
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

The animation is excellent, and the voice cast alone is worth the price of admission...

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 5, 2002
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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...this smells like a script slapped together around a toy-product launch.

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

April 12, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Though it starts promisingly, the picture ends as a standoff between the affection Dante and company bring to the project and its increasingly frenetic and tiresome emphasis on what special effects can make its little people do.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 14, 2001

E! Online

G.I. Joe goes ballistic in Dante's smart, witty hybrid of Toy Story and his own Gremlins.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: B+

January 1, 2000
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Think Gremlins and Toy Story -- but aim lower -- and you've got the idea.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 5/10

January 1, 2000
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Stan Winston's miniature and CGI effects are wonderful, but they can't conceal an obviously weak script in what is unfortunately a footnote to Dante's better work.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

...aside from some funny puns (most of which have already been spoiled by the TV spots) and some pop-culture references that no child and most adults won't understand, Small Soldiers just isn't funny enough.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International

A charmless and often mean-spirited 'kids' movie' that no kid under eight should be taken to see.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
David N. Butterworth

Joe Dante's unofficial remake of Gremlins, only smaller.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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What bothered me most about Small Soldiers is that it didn't tell me where to stand--what attitude to adopt.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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As with many films in which special effects are the real stars, the technology here commands more respect and interest than the material otherwise warrants.

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

January 1, 2000
John Paul Powell
Jam! Movies

The fantasy violence is fast and furious (dolls exploding, people cut and shot) however isn't depicted in a gory or graphic nature.

| Original Score: 4.5/5

January 1, 2000
Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine

...for all its shortcomings, the end result is quite entertaining.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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...wildly entertaining...

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
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