Starship Troopers
Starship Troopers (1997)

Paul Verhoeven has fashioned a visually spectacular, morbidly funny comic book adventure that seems to merge the fresh-faced youths of the Archie Comics with the save-the-planet mandate of “Buck Rogers.”

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 7, 1997
DVD Release Date: May 19, 1998
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A fun movie...if you can accept the excessive gore and wooden acting.

Scott Rosenberg

Lacks the courage of the book's fascist conclusions.

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James Berardinelli

Flawed but fun.

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Jason Bailey

In its early scenes, 'Troopers 'is basically a goofy high school movie, complete with love triangles, a big game, and a school dance (and sex) after. Once they've begun infantry training, the flexing of machismo so over the top, it can only be satire.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Lacking the sophistication of the average comic book, it compensates with panoramic attack sequences, reminiscent of the Japanese swarm attacks in American war movies.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

Gregory Weinkauf

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.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

May just be the bug movie to end all bug movies.

Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Gory, scary, violent sci-fi is too intense for kids.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Albert Kim
The epitome of the cheesiest 90's action movie of all time. The entire tone, acting, style, and script was so cheesy that no gratuitous amount of blood, or… More
Phil Hubbs
Brilliantly violent film with super sharp effects and lots of Verhoeven trademarks all over haha the black satire is thick and fast with news reels all over the… More
Alex roy
Starship Troopers is one of those films that blends elements of Science Fiction, horror and comedy. The film is directed by Paul Verhoeven, director of Robocop.… More
Melvin White
Starship Troopers is an ok movie, but it should have been an amazing movie. Parts of the plot were great, but ultimately the movie failed for me because of the… More
Mike S
Highly underrated sci-fi adventure, that delivers some of the coolest and most exciting battle sequences ever made for the big screen. Just the fact that… More
Drake Tsui
A classic and weird blend of "High School" romance, action-flick, comedic war-satire and immersible SciFi. It's all these genre's working… More