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Soldier Reviews

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Top Critic
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
March 7, 2007
This appealing formulaic action adventure (1998) displays a lot of conviction in its not-too-flashy action scenes and a little levity in the gradual socialization of Russell's character.
Chuck O'Leary
March 3, 2006
Despite being hampered by second-rate special effects and too many action film cliches, Soldier does have its fun parts.
| Original Score: 6/10
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A doggedly simple-minded diversion of rare purity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A potent comic-book-style action-adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
It resonates on more levels than just a simple action film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 8, 2011
...poignancy doesn't interfere with director Anderson's primary objective, which is to show people shooting each other and blowing stuff up.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 10, 2007
| Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
The action is handled fairly well, but it's routine, and there's no satisfaction in seeing Todd waste men who are no more bloodthirsty than he is.
Dragan Antulov
June 24, 2004
Soldier didn't deserve to be treated so harshly critics, but it didn't deserve recommendations either.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Wow. What a terrible movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Renshaw
January 20, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
There's too little character development and no reason to care.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Everything in this film is criminally bland, except for Russell's badass attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
Competent and nothing more.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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John Haslett Cuff
Globe and Mail
July 12, 2002
I doubt that Kurt Russell has ever had less dialogue to work with than he has in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Soldier wants to be an intense thriller with cerebral significance, but suffers from self-seriousness and silly cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
When it comes to details like plot, character development, and genuine excitement, the film is lost in space.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Soldier seems destined for the trash heap!
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
This is a blood-and-bullet fest, tediously filled with lots of breaking glass, neck-crunching and spine-twisting action, and flamethrowers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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