Starship Troopers - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Starship Troopers Reviews

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Gregory Weinkauf
July 25, 2011
Massive, hilarious and thrilling. I went to lunch a few times with a girl who despised this movie. I was forced to conclude that she's not very smart.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Gory, scary, violent sci-fi is too intense for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cole Smithey
April 6, 2009
"Starship Troopers" is a war satire that outshines even Kubrick's great film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."
Full Review | Original Score: A+
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 11, 2008
...boasts a tongue-in-cheek, downright campy sensibility that ultimately pervades every aspect of the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 6, 2008
Insanely subversive...functions as a visually dazzling science-fiction action picture, a philosophical challenge, and a hilarious, incisive comedy. [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 3, 2008
Paul Verhoeven's satiric, 1997, sci-fi, war-movie romance is admittedly an acquired taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
May 9, 2007
Are these ever mean bugs!
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 20, 2005
More effective as a satire than as an action extravaganza.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Brian Mckay
March 18, 2003
Utter stupidities and other scientific impossibilities litter the script like trooper body parts . . . [yet] the film does something right
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
September 22, 2002
What galls me is the film's marketing, moral and ideological cynicism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Rosenberg
May 29, 2002
Lacks the courage of the book's fascist conclusions.
Christopher Null
May 27, 2002
Cut Paul Verhoeven some slack!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Lacking the sophistication of the average comic book, it compensates with panoramic attack sequences, reminiscent of the Japanese swarm attacks in American war movies.
| Original Score: 2/4
June 14, 2001
It's fun and empty but so much less vacuous than Men In Black.
Full Review| Original Score: 3
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Repulsively thrilling and often downright hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
A jaw-dropping experience, so rigorously one-dimensional and free from even the pretense of intelligence it's hard not to be astonished and even mesmerized by what is on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
As written by Ed Neumeier, who also wrote Verhoeven's much tighter Robocop, Starship Troopers never gets over its 180-degree swivel from teen-age love story to murderous destruction.
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Flawed but fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The action sequences are heavily laden with special effects, but curiously joyless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Though the movie's internal logic is a bit shaky (machine guns are the futuristic weapons for exterminating giant bugs), this mammoth production is the most satisfying adventure film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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