Small Soldiers - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Small Soldiers Reviews

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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
A charmless and often mean-spirited 'kids' movie' that no kid under eight should be taken to see.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
Joe Dante's unofficial remake of "Gremlins," only smaller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
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
Stan Winston's miniature and CGI effects are wonderful, but they can't conceal an obviously weak script in what is unfortunately a footnote to Dante's better work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
...aside from some funny puns (most of which have already been spoiled by the TV spots) and some pop-culture references that no child and most adults won't understand, Small Soldiers just isn't funny enough.
Full Review | 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
April 12, 2002
...this smells like a script slapped together around a toy-product launch.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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 20, 2005
An infomercial with the schmaltz that passes for emotion in family-aimed films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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