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Starship Troopers Reviews

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Nobody objects to a simple gross-out proposition on the big screen. But here too, Starship Troopers doesn't quite make it.
| Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Paul Verhoeven is exactly the wrong man to have made Starship Troopers.
Carlo Cavagna
January 1, 2000
If viewed as a comedy, Starship Troopers is quite enjoyable...
Full Review | Original Score: B
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Enjoyable despite the little redemption it offers humankind, Troopers fits every Hollywood convention while simultaneously breaking each one.
Full Review | Original Score: 70/100
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
It's not rocket science, but its cynicism is simultaneously smarmy and smart, exacting a cost for any pleasure you may take in its nasty-ass violence.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
I don't think you'll get much bang for your money out of this sophomoric satire.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
It is pure Verhoeven -- broad, brash and ultraviolent, and all up there on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's a cynical wasteland from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
The enjoyment you get from watching Starship Troopers is similar to the pleasure felt from a loud 'ZAP' from a bug zapper. And about as deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
Intellectually, I can't really condone that message, but I have to admit that this will be a guilty pleasure of mine for years to come.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
In the hands of Verhoeven, the mammoth sci-fi battle flick is one of the most astonishingly bad films ever made, a monument to inept filmmaking on a colossal scale.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
The battle scenes are phenomenal, both for the realistic and clever special effects and for the humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
Not the return to form for Verhoeven many have called it -- in the end, it is just a step in the right direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ted Prigge
January 1, 2000
It's a sci-fi gorefest, and a fun one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
May just be the bug movie to end all bug movies.
| Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Terrific entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
A nonstop splatterfest so devoid of taste and logic that it makes even the most brainless summer blockbusters look intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Director Paul Verhoeven is back in his subversively nimble RoboCop groove with the uproariously cheeky Starship Troopers.
| Original Score: 4/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
rship Troopers its moments, and it's certainly not stupid. But there are only so many places the movie can go without tipping its hand, and Verhoeven seems dead set against allowing his film to consciously acknowledge its own subtext.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The most audacious pop-cultural amalgam since Star Wars.
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