Starship Troopers Reviews

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Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Gregory Weinkauf
July 25, 2011
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.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Gory, scary, violent sci-fi is too intense for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
April 6, 2009
"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."
Full Review | Original Score: A+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 11, 2008
...boasts a tongue-in-cheek, downright campy sensibility that ultimately pervades every aspect of the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 6, 2008
Insanely subversive...functions as a visually dazzling science-fiction action picture, a philosophical challenge, and a hilarious, incisive comedy. [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 3, 2008
Paul Verhoeven's satiric, 1997, sci-fi, war-movie romance is admittedly an acquired taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 20, 2005
More effective as a satire than as an action extravaganza.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dragan Antulov
July 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Mckay
March 18, 2003
Utter stupidities and other scientific impossibilities litter the script like trooper body parts . . . [yet] the film does something right
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
May 27, 2002
Cut Paul Verhoeven some slack!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Repulsively thrilling and often downright hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Flawed but fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Though the movie's internal logic is a bit shaky (machine guns are the futuristic weapons for exterminating giant bugs), this mammoth production is the most satisfying adventure film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Carlo Cavagna
January 1, 2000
If viewed as a comedy, Starship Troopers is quite enjoyable...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Enjoyable despite the little redemption it offers humankind, Troopers fits every Hollywood convention while simultaneously breaking each one.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
It's not rocket science, but its cynicism is simultaneously smarmy and smart, exacting a cost for any pleasure you may take in its nasty-ass violence.
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
Just enjoy the fun of watching Neil Patrick Harris in his audition for Apt Pupil and roll with it, baby.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
November 5, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 16, 2007
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
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