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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.
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.
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.
Has there ever been a more insipid sci-fi action film than Soldier? Probably, although it's hard to imagine.
When it comes to details like plot, character development, and genuine excitement, the film is lost in space.
With a cheerful disregard for characterization and visual texture, Anderson relies on his cgi-jocks and set dressers to flesh out David Webb Peoples's by-the-numbers script.