Small SoldiersAfter military manufactured computer chips are put in a line of action figures, they end up with minds of their own and try to invade an Ohio suburb, and do battle with another line of toys that have the same chips.
Actors of "Small Soldiers"
Characters of "Small Soldiers"
Directors of "Small Soldiers"
Joe DanteBirthdate: 28 November 1946, Morristown, New Jersey, USA
Creators of "Small Soldiers"
Gavin ScottBirthdate: 1950, Kingston-Upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England, UK
Adam RifkinBirthdate: 31 December 1966
Critic Reviews of "Small Soldiers"
Globe and MailApril 12, 2002
...this smells like a script slapped together around a toy-product launch.
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 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.
Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
What bothered me most about Small Soldiers is that it didn't tell me where to stand--what attitude to adopt.
New York TimesJanuary 01, 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.
Detroit NewsJanuary 01, 2000
San Francisco ChronicleJanuary 01, 2000
This live-action, animated feature has all the charm of the entirely animated Toy Story plus an audacity all of its own.
Combustible CelluloidOctober 08, 2014
Small Soldiers deserves to be re-evaluated, which fortunately also means that it can finally be enjoyed, too.
Cinema CrazedOctober 07, 2013
Works as an adventure film and another fine Joe Dante creature feature...
Ozus' World Movie ReviewsApril 07, 2007
Smart satirical action-comedy about talking action toys.
TheMovieReport.comOctober 20, 2005
An infomercial with the schmaltz that passes for emotion in family-aimed films.
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)June 12, 2003
Typical of Dante's films, Small Soldiers is an unbroken string of pop culture in-jokes.
Film ThreatDecember 08, 2002
It looks like the movie was edited down from a much meaner version, to our loss.
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