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Joe Dante United States, 1998

Duncan Gray's rating of the film Small Soldiers

Only a 2.7? I can only assume that most raters are so hung up on what's generic about Small Soldiers that they missed everything that's sardonic and subversive. Alternately taking on the military-industrial complex, suburban consumerism, American imperialism, and the way war gets commodified in pop culture, this is a witty satire for kids too young to get it, disguised as a toy in their Burger King box.