Small Soldiers PG-13 CC

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Joe Dante directed this satirical action-comedy about talking tech toys accidentally juiced-up with military microchips.

Starring:
David Cross, Jay Mohr
Runtime:
1 hour, 50 minutes

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Genres Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Comedy
Director Joe Dante
Starring David Cross, Jay Mohr
Supporting actors Alexandra Wilson, Denis Leary, Gregory Smith, Dick Miller, Kirsten Dunst, Jacob Smith, Jonathan Bouck, Kevin Dunn, Ann Magnuson, Wendy Schaal, Phil Hartman, Archie Hahn, Robert Picardo, Julius Tennon, Belinda Balaski, Rance Howard, Jackie Joseph, Tommy Lee Jones
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Shelley Gammon TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 6, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
For pure entertainment value and eye-candy alone, I really enjoyed this film. The acting was good, even though the plot was full of holes and the script had some extremely cheesy lines. It was good to see Phil Hartman on screen, but his talent was wasted in this flick - his character was a minor one and he didn't get many lines.
The premise: a military defense contractor expands its boundaries by buying up a successful toy company, hoping to put surplus chips to use by remarketing them as toys.
Two races of action figures - soldiers (human) and Gorgonites (totally dissimilar to each other, from the planet Gorgon, both are programmed to be mortal enemies. The soldiers are programmed to win, the Gorgonites are programmed to either hide or lose.
Apparently no testing takes place before they hit the shelves and the soldiers are ruthless, ripping the Gorgonites limb from limb.
They decide that children who play with Gorgonites must also be destroyed, as they are perceived as being collaborators with the enemy. Needless to say, this is entertainmen for grownups, not for little ones.
The chips that are used in them give them artificial intelligence - the ability to learn and to create new weapons using anything they find. Almost like "Universal Soldier" along with the passion and emotion.
Archer, protector of the Gorgonites, is the true heartwarming character of the film. He is homesick for Gorgon, and even though the planet only exists in the mind of the toymakers that marketed him, he longs to be home.
Alan, a boy trying to re-earn the trust from his parents, has a hard time proving that toys are the ones wreaking havoc until they are caught in the act.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By GadgetGuy on November 4, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
While this film did not do as good as hoped, it was a fun, interesting movie.

The special effects puppets by Stan Winston Studios are amazing and the voice talent for the puppet characters is top notch. The human actors are mostly good, with a few clunkers, but all in all, I like this fun, goofy movie.

There even is a lesson or two, including one about not discriminating against those that are different.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By R. NEWALK on December 22, 1998
Format: DVD
my dvd arrived today, from amazon.com (great service!) i bought it after reading some of the other reviews by on line viewers, and DAMN! they were right! i had a ball! not really knowing what to expect, but relying on the past expertise of joe dante and the spielberg factory, i sat back and WOW! it floored me. great animation, great action, terrific and imaginative storytelling, with a really good cast. it was the most enjoyable purchase of this holiday season. and it really kicks b--t on the dvd format! great visuals, awesome 5.1 digital sound. now i know why it has been on the charts for so many weeks. all of you undecided's out there-go for it. you will have a ball. i recommend it to everyone and of all ages. you will not be disappointed. merry christmas, y'all and thanks to amazon.com for getting it to me in 2 days flat ane even with the holiday mail in full swing.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Seifer on May 20, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Note-The following review contains some spoilers, so read carefully.
This movie is so great it deserves much more than just five stars.I was very impressed.The story and plot are very imaginative,original and creative and the execution is just right.The characters are likeable and the toys are really great.The Gorgonites are a little dumb,but are likeable nonthenless.The special F/X are pretty average at first,but get really neat later on and the stuntwork is VERY cool (I won't even spoil it for you!) The weapons the toys use are pretty cool.They range from flamethrowers,chainsaw skatebooards,nail gun tanks,and plenty more.The movie just plain rocks! And parents,don't worry! This is just fine for your little one's.If you loved Toy Story I can asure you that you'll love this even more.A LOT more at that.This is superb family entertainment.My only real gripes are that the movie is disappointingly short and the ending is a bit of a letdown.The same can't be said for
how entertaining and funny the film is! Just buy this! And one last time,parents don't be afraid to show this to your little one's.Their sure to love it! Don't let the PG-13 rating fool you! Rated "PG-13" for comic action violence,comic mischef and very little profanity.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By John A Carrigan on February 18, 2002
Format: VHS Tape
If you ever saw the movie "Gremlins" and enjoyed it, you will have the same reaction to "Small Soldiers". Although it is an action movie with a few rather violent scenes, the similarities between these two movies are unmistakable. Aspects of the story like the fact that the leader of the villians survives until the last 15 minutes of the movie and the fact that the villians manage to come back at the heroes in even greater numbers after they are seemingly destroyed make "Small Soldiers practically a reflection of "Gremlins". As I said before, if you liked one of these films, you will certainly like the other!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pjarnfelt@hotmail.com on December 1, 1998
Format: DVD
It is a great movie for you and youre kids! It is action with cool (bad)soldiers and sweet (good)monsters! The voise of Tommy Lee Jones is just perfekt for the role of the hard and cold officer Chip Hasard! The movie takes place in a boys home! He has (accidently) gotten the toys, that have one little problem! They are not just toys! They are warmachines! And a war abrupts in the kids house! And the soldiers have only one objectiv! Destroy all monsters!
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