Soldier (1998)

Todd is a veteran of numerous galactic conflicts and, having lived by the American Force's Rules for Life since childhood, is one of the best. Scarred, toughened and numbed by a lifetime of fighting, he stands as the embodiment of… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 23, 1998
DVD Release Date: March 2, 1999
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A boring genre film and a waste of a good set.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

This appealing formulaic action adventure (1998) displays a lot of conviction in its not-too-flashy action scenes and a little levity in the gradual socialization of Russell's character.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A potent comic-book-style action-adventure.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...poignancy doesn't interfere with director Anderson's primary objective, which is to show people shooting each other and blowing stuff up.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

The action is handled fairly well, but it's routine, and there's no satisfaction in seeing Todd waste men who are no more bloodthirsty than he is.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A waste of snappy set decoration!

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Chuck O'Leary

Despite being hampered by second-rate special effects and too many action film cliches, Soldier does have its fun parts.

John Haslett Cuff
Globe and Mail

I doubt that Kurt Russell has ever had less dialogue to work with than he has in this film.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Soldier is little more than dumb genre stuff!

Dragan Antulov

Soldier didn't deserve to be treated so harshly critics, but it didn't deserve recommendations either.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Entertaining Sci Fi actioner starring Kurt Russell, this is an underrated film that is entertaining for what it is, but also shows that it could have been much… More
Luke Baldock
In the UK this was the biggest budget ever for a direct to video movie. Mostly because Russell took a reported $20 million pay cheque. What's great is that… More
Phil Hubbs
Back before Kurt was a bit too old he starred in the odd kick ass flick like this...oh yes this is indeed kick ass. A mindless soulless drone-like soldier who… More
Sergio Garcia
What is this movie doing in here? Well it could be better categorized in an action movie list, but to me still scifi. Only because takes place in a different… More
Mike S
Braindead, granted, but also very entertaining and a lot better than you might expect. Like in most other productions by Paul W.S. Anderson, there's a… More
Conner Rainwater
Basically what I was expecting it to be, it's a 90s version of Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome. Kurt Russell is great and always will be, but it… More