Small Soldiers Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 18423

Average Rating: 2.1/4

# of Ratings: 100

Theatrical Release Date: 07/10/1998

Language: English

Genre: Action, Adventure

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Joe Dante

Actors: Gregory Smith, Kirsten Dunst, David Cross, Tommy Lee Jones, Frank Langella, Ernest Borgnine

Plot: A snarky toy executive incorporates military-grade microchips into a new set of toys. When a shipment arrives in a small Ohio suburb, the toys become self-aware and cause havoc.

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Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/12/2014

Small soldiers is a creepy family film with dark stuff in it, but I actually enjoyed this movie.

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Alaine - wrote on 12/20/2011

What's next, Windup Warriors? Howdy Doody Attacks? Fozzie"s Fury? Sock Puppet Nation. Attack of the Dress. Sneakers Ripped My Flesh. It Came From the Peanut Butter.

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Snoogans - wrote on 11/29/2011

Seeing the toys come to life, in a live-action setting, was neat. However, the rest is recycled material.

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Technologically stunning cartoon

filmfan09 - wrote on 03/17/2009

Directed by Joe Dante, this movie is an action-comedy about talking toy accidentally enhanced with military microchips. After a defense industry corporation named Globotech takes over a small toy company, Heartland Play Systems', a ruthless corporate CEO (Dennis Leary) produces two lines of action figures requesting an upgrade to more realistic figures. The results are the Gorgonites who are peaceful aliens programmed to lose, and the Commando Elite is programmed to destroy them. Alan, the son of a failing toyshop owner, befriends the Gorgonites which causes the Commandos to perceive humans as another enemy, simply by their association with the "Gorgonite scum".

The film combines animatronics, puppetry, and computer animation. The special effects are amazing for it's time and …

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