Starship Troopers Synopsis
Earth's space fleet (Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards) battles gigantic insects.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
This twisted space opera serves up carcasses in six-digit figures but is foremost a sendup for the ages.
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88

San Francisco Examiner

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Jingoistic politics are not proper or prudent in the pluralistic human society of the 1990s. It's much easier to assuage these baser urges...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie is sensationally exciting, but its hey-kids-let s-put-on-a-war! story line plays like Beverly Hills, 90210 recast as a...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The film's special effects are astonishing, but the most notable and unexpected thing is its tone.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Although none of the characters are fleshed out much beyond the comic book level, we nevertheless find our sympathies aligning with them.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
Wall to wall blood 'n' guts laced with surprisingly keen social satire, much of it targeting the fatuousness of media culture.
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60

TV Guide

This is a movie nasty enough to kill off the major characters twice and still manage to serve up a happy ending.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The word "arachnid," as it's said so contemptuously in the movie, begins to sound suspiciously like "Iraqi," and indeed, we soon see the...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Paul Verhoeven's movie takes more action than ideas from Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 novel, which is just as well, considering the book's...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Faithfully represents Heinlein's militarism, his Big Brother state, and a value system in which the highest good is to kill a friend before...
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"I'm from Buenos Aires and I say kill 'em all!"

By joeyobryan
A sly stew of spectacular action, state-of-the-art visual effects and prophetic satire that is perhaps even more relevant now than when it was first released....

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Rated R | For Some Language, Nudity and Graphic Sci-Fi Violence/Gore
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Gory, scary, violent sci-fi is too intense for kids.
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