Small Soldiers - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Small Soldiers Reviews

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October 8, 2014
Small Soldiers deserves to be re-evaluated, which fortunately also means that it can finally be enjoyed, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 7, 2013
Works as an adventure film and another fine Joe Dante creature feature...
April 7, 2007
Smart satirical action-comedy about talking action toys.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
October 20, 2005
An infomercial with the schmaltz that passes for emotion in family-aimed films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 12, 2003
Typical of Dante's films, Small Soldiers is an unbroken string of pop culture in-jokes.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
December 8, 2002
It looks like the movie was edited down from a much meaner version, to our loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 15, 2002
...an entertaining romp...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2002
The animation is excellent, and the voice cast alone is worth the price of admission...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 12, 2002
...this smells like a script slapped together around a toy-product launch.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2001
Though it starts promisingly, the picture ends as a standoff between the affection Dante and company bring to the project and its increasingly frenetic and tiresome emphasis on what special effects can make its little people do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
As with many films in which special effects are the real stars, the technology here commands more respect and interest than the material otherwise warrants.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
As absurd as the premise might seem, Small Soldiers works for two primary reasons: the visual effects ... are entirely convincing and the script ... never takes its tongue out of its cheek.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
I can't think of a Hollywood entertainment I've enjoyed as much all year, and both audiences I saw the movie with seemed delighted as well.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Fortunately, it's possible to ignore the morals entirely and simply enjoy the filmmakers' skill at creating carefully contained mayhem in a microcosm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
What bothered me most about Small Soldiers is that it didn't tell me where to stand--what attitude to adopt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
G.I. Joe goes ballistic in Dante's smart, witty hybrid of Toy Story and his own Gremlins.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
The fantasy violence is fast and furious (dolls exploding, people cut and shot) however isn't depicted in a gory or graphic nature.
Read More | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
...for all its shortcomings, the end result is quite entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Think Gremlins and Toy Story -- but aim lower -- and you've got the idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 1, 2000
...wildly entertaining...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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