Starship Troopers

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Gory, scary, violent sci-fi is too intense for kids.

R 1997 130 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 18 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Amazing sci fi

It is the best sci fi film that, I ever see. Monsters, bugs, brave soldiers and also starships. Many different kind of ships. From huge interstellar. to small boats that helps marines in hard times. Very beautiful actresses and actors. And of course mighty strong music!
age 17+

An all time classic space opera.

Not one for kids or people with an aversion to gore and blood....and boobs and butts. Innocent and naive teen lives are shattered when war with an Alien race threatens. This is the only movie I can watch two different ways. One as an all out assault of sci-fi drama with solid action, amazing effects, beautiful people and cheesy nods to war propaganda of olde. Two as a terrific commentary on society, loss of innocence, horror of war, personal and emotional upheaval, fascism, freedom, cost of glory. It’s a shopping list. It’s fun and appeals to and indulges the little kid war fantasies - G.I Joe battles in the sandpit - but also the adult concepts of what war is. By those points, if this was PG, or animated like Robotech, it would be a good gateway film for kids getting into more mature fare. But it isn’t. The intensity is dialled up to 11 on everything- gore, limbs and torsos turn apart, adult humour, sex, nudity. No swearing that I can recall though. Come on you apes! You wanna live forever!?

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex

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