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Soldier Reviews

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Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
As action films go, Soldier is a bad gamble: it rolls snake eyes on every front.
| Original Score: 52/100
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Gary Dauphin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
With a cheerful disregard for characterization and visual texture, Anderson relies on his cgi-jocks and set dressers to flesh out David Webb Peoples's by-the-numbers script.
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
David Snyder's set design, David Tattersall's cinematography and the explosions are beautiful, but the movie lacks passion, characterization, and a sense of humor.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
An insipid science fiction action yarn that makes you long for the realism of Pigs in Space.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
If you didn't know any better, you would think I was about to describe the plot of a Chuck Norris or Jean Claude Van Damme straight to video film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
It plays even worse than it sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
With all the charisma and liveliness of a tree, [Russell] gives a wooden performance as a wooden character. Where's the art in that?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Even taken as a loud no-brainer action movie you'll find that Soldier ends rather abruptly and unsatisfyingly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Those looking for an escape from the wearing bonds of logic and sensibility could do worse, though any film featuring a professional killer named 'Todd' is surely more fiction than science.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Anderson's novel solution to slow-moving stretches is to add explosions. But when it comes to directing actors, he's at a loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Brundage
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
You end up hating the movie that started out so good, started out so intriguing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Luty
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
From its barren junkyard landscapes to Kurt Russell's thimbleful of spoken lines to the title itself, Soldier is so sparse it barely exists.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Action is everything in this sinewy, visually impressive sci-fi military adventure!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Stephens
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
[The] celluloid equivalent of the junkyard planet on which this piece of garbage is appropriately set.
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Skip it, if you don't like guns, explosions or Kurt Russell.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
It's a big, clanging, brutal, actioner in which we search the murk in vain for the sparks of humanity the moviemakers keep promising us.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A waste of snappy set decoration!
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Soldier is little more than dumb genre stuff!
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
Soldier is so mediocre, it might have been more mindless fun if it had been even worse.
January 1, 2000
Derivative, dreary and painfully silly!
| Original Score: 7/10
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