| Original Score: B+
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
More effective as a satire than as an action extravaganza.
| Original Score: 9/10
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Utter stupidities and other scientific impossibilities litter the script like trooper body parts . . . [yet] the film does something right
Cut Paul Verhoeven some slack!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Flawed but fun.
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.
If viewed as a comedy, Starship Troopers is quite enjoyable...
| Original Score: B
Enjoyable despite the little redemption it offers humankind, Troopers fits every Hollywood convention while simultaneously breaking each one.
| Original Score: 70/100
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.
Just enjoy the fun of watching Neil Patrick Harris in his audition for Apt Pupil and roll with it, baby.