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Soldier
Soldier
Actors: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Connie Nielsen, Sean Pertwee
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
R     1999     1hr 39min

Kurt Russell hits new heights in laconic action heroes with his portrayal of Sergeant Todd, born and bred to be a soldier in a futuristic army. Raised to kill mercilessly, living only for battle, he finds himself at the t...  more »

     

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Actors: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Connie Nielsen, Sean Pertwee
Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Creators: Fred Fontana, James G. Robinson, Jeremy Bolt, Jerry Weintraub, R.J. Louis, Susan Ekins, David Webb Peoples
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Kurt Russell, Drama, Futuristic
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/02/1999
Original Release Date: 10/23/1998
Theatrical Release Date: 10/23/1998
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 39min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Subtitles: English, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Bill M. from PEMBROKE, VA
Reviewed on 1/3/2012...
A solid action film for those looking for testosterone, body count and vengeance. Russell (approx age 47 at the time) and Lee are seriously buffed up for their roles, and Nielson is easy on the eyes. It is a stereotypical "guys" film with adequate back story, development, and build up to the climax fighting. Gary Busey is very good as the officer for the old soldiers.
Margaret S. (morgan2010) from GLENVIEW, IL
Reviewed on 6/15/2010...
Kurt Russell, looks really good in this movie. Muscles rippling everywhere. He plays the perfect soldier who has been literally dumped on a waste planets becasue there is a better model.... Ha Ha Ha, He is the best model and proves it, wiping out the whole crew of new soldiers out to protect the innocent people of the waste planet. This is not like his role in escape fomr New York. Here he plays that sheriif has to protect teh town heoer and does it well, and did I say he looks really good in this movie. Eye candy for the women. Lots of blowing up objects and fire everywhere for teh men. Great movie, using old technology.nN computer generation, and it works.
Lynn M. (officerripley) from CHICO, CA
Reviewed on 6/2/2009...
I agree with Brian: this movie is great! Not only is this movie unjustly underappreciated, but so is Kurt Russell; he's one of the best actors around! (Can't wait for this one to come out in Blu-Ray.)
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Brian L. (Bridad) from DRAPER, UT
Reviewed on 6/2/2009...
This is a great action flick that is hiding a more meaningful message. What happens when someone is at the top of their game, but suddenly finds themselves outclassed by a younger, better person? Now, take that a step further and assume that the penalty for being obsolete is not just a blow to the ego, but being thrown in a trash bin? That is exactly what happens when Todd (Kurt Russell), who is a genetically altered soldier, finds that a new breed of soldier is taking his place. But Todd is there to not only show them that sometimes old dogs can learn new tricks, but they can also kick a lot of ass in the process. Great visuals and effects round out this underappreciated gem of a sci-fi action flick!
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Not great, but entertaining
Malfoyfan | Santa Clarita, CA USA | 05/13/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This is one of my husband's favorite movies. I don't think it's great, but over time I've come to enjoy it. It's what we call a "B" movie, sort of middle-of-the-road - the acting's pretty good, the special effects are OK, the script is fair. Kurt Russell is my husband's favorite actor, so that's probably why the movie ranks so high with him. I watch it for Jason Isaacs.

I had a greater appreciation of the movie after listening to the commentary by the director and others. It's very informative and fairly funny in parts (the interplay between Paul Anderson and Jason Isaacs is very enjoyable). Sometimes I think it helps to hear what they went through while making the movie and why they chose to do this or that. I was amazed to hear that Russell broke his ankle early in the shoot and they had to work around that. I was also surprised that prior to filming he spent over a year in the gym creating his look for the movie. That's dedication.

I won't go over the plot since others have done it very well already. The movie is a Western disguised as a sci-fi story. I don't think it's as derivative of other movies as Anderson's "Event Horizon", which is in its favor.

So, make some popcorn and enjoy the movie - once to hear the dialogue, and once with the commentary on."