Soldier - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Soldier Reviews

Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 10, 2007
| Original Score: 2/4
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.
Top Critic
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.
Top Critic
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
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A potent comic-book-style action-adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
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
Top Critic
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
Soldier is little more than dumb genre stuff!
Top Critic
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Has there ever been a more insipid sci-fi action film than Soldier? Probably, although it's hard to imagine.
Top Critic
Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
Soldier is so mediocre, it might have been more mindless fun if it had been even worse.
Top Critic
Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Soldier doesn't work, although it has potential.
Top Critic
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.
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A waste of snappy set decoration!
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Top Critic
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.
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The action is strictly routine.
| Original Score: 2/5