Starship Troopers 1997

Critics score:
63 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Susan Stark, Detroit News: May just be the bug movie to end all bug movies. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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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. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Flawed but fun. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The action sequences are heavily laden with special effects, but curiously joyless. Read more

Scott Rosenberg, Lacks the courage of the book's fascist conclusions. Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle: Manages to be both fun and shocking -- sometimes in the same shot. Read more

Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune: Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: Read more