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Small Soldiers Reviews

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 7, 2013
Works as an adventure film and another fine Joe Dante creature feature...
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 7, 2007
Smart satirical action-comedy about talking action toys.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
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
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
...an entertaining romp...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The animation is excellent, and the voice cast alone is worth the price of admission...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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.
| Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Scott Rosenberg
Salon.com
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

E! Online
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+
John Paul Powell
Jam! Movies
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.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
...for all its shortcomings, the end result is quite entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
...wildly entertaining...
| Original Score: 3/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
...deliciously perverse...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/5
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
This live-action, animated feature has all the charm of the entirely animated Toy Story plus an audacity all of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Jeffrey Lyons
Lyons Den
January 1, 2000
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
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