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Small Soldiers Reviews

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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
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
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

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

January 1, 2000
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews

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

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 2/4

May 20, 2003
Oz
eFilmCritic.com

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 8, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 27, 2001
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
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 60/100

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
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
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
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
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

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

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 20, 2005
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

September 7, 2011
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey Lyons
Lyons Den
January 1, 2000
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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