The Toy Soldiers Reviews

November 16, 2014
With its stilted monologues and crudely melodramatic air of "shocking realism," Erik Peter Carlson's sophomore feature feels like a series of interlocking fringe-theater one-acts that have only grown more artificial onscreen.
November 14, 2014
More is decidedly less in "The Toy Soldiers," an unfortunate, way overlong ensemble melodrama nominally set in mid-1980s Southern California.
November 13, 2014
The rough honesty hooks you, and overlapping storylines eventually sort themselves out.
November 13, 2014
The Toy Soldiers [is] one of the most unsentimentally well-observed and sympathetically humane movies ever made about teens.
November 11, 2014
Toy Soldiers high drama is well executed and the words spoken so real you feel like you're intruding.
November 11, 2014
As compelling as an individual thread or scene might be, the picture as a whole lacks forward momentum, as is often the case with films with asynchronous timelines.