Massive, hilarious and thrilling. I went to lunch a few times with a girl who despised this movie. I was forced to conclude that she's not very smart.
Gory, scary, violent sci-fi is too intense for kids.
| Original Score: 3/5
"Starship Troopers" is a war satire that outshines even Kubrick's great film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."
| Original Score: A+
...boasts a tongue-in-cheek, downright campy sensibility that ultimately pervades every aspect of the proceedings.
| Original Score: 3/4
Insanely subversive...functions as a visually dazzling science-fiction action picture, a philosophical challenge, and a hilarious, incisive comedy. [Blu-Ray]
| Original Score: 4/4
Paul Verhoeven's satiric, 1997, sci-fi, war-movie romance is admittedly an acquired taste.
| Original Score: 8/10
Are these ever mean bugs!
| Original Score: D+
More effective as a satire than as an action extravaganza.
| Original Score: B+
Utter stupidities and other scientific impossibilities litter the script like trooper body parts . . . [yet] the film does something right
What galls me is the film's marketing, moral and ideological cynicism.
| Original Score: 2/4
Lacks the courage of the book's fascist conclusions.
Cut Paul Verhoeven some slack!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Lacking the sophistication of the average comic book, it compensates with panoramic attack sequences, reminiscent of the Japanese swarm attacks in American war movies.
It's fun and empty but so much less vacuous than Men In Black.
| Original Score: 3
Repulsively thrilling and often downright hilarious.
A jaw-dropping experience, so rigorously one-dimensional and free from even the pretense of intelligence it's hard not to be astonished and even mesmerized by what is on the screen.
It's a cynical wasteland from beginning to end.
| Original Score: 1/10
I don't think you'll get much bang for your money out of this sophomoric satire.
| Original Score: D
A nonstop splatterfest so devoid of taste and logic that it makes even the most brainless summer blockbusters look intelligent.
| Original Score: 1/4
The enjoyment you get from watching Starship Troopers is similar to the pleasure felt from a loud 'ZAP' from a bug zapper. And about as deep.