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Small Soldiers Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
A charmless and often mean-spirited 'kids' movie' that no kid under eight should be taken to see.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Joe Dante's unofficial remake of "Gremlins," only smaller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Think Gremlins and Toy Story -- but aim lower -- and you've got the idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
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
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
...this smells like a script slapped together around a toy-product launch.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
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
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
October 20, 2005
An infomercial with the schmaltz that passes for emotion in family-aimed films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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