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Armageddon Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 6, 2014
How does Armageddon, a movie obsessed with countdowns and countdown clocks, manage to redefine -- downward -- the standard for summer stupidity? Let me count the ways.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
It is impossible to take a movie like this seriously. Unfortunately, the movie tries to force us to do just that a few times too many.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
June 6, 2014
So predictable it could have been written by a chimp who's watched too much TV, the huge movie is as dumb as it is loud, and it's way too loud. Watching it is like putting your head in a tin washbucket while weightlifters whack it with golf clubs.
Rob Vaux
Sci-Fi Movie Page
April 19, 2010
Of all the Michael Bay films out there, Armageddon is the Michael Bayest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
July 22, 2008
Bruce Willis saves the world but can't save "Armageddon."
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
June 6, 2014
Most of the time, Armageddon simply makes your head hurt.
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
As a science fiction movie, it has more action than thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
June 6, 2014
It's strictly a side issue whether mankind will survive colliding with an asteroid the size of Texas; the real question is whether Liv Tyler, who plays Bruce Willis's daughter, gets to keep her boyfriend.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 18, 2012
An often loud, bright, irritating and occasionally intrusive film...
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Even worse is the wildly overrated Affleck, whose failings as an actor become glaringly obvious here.
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Relatively silly and far too long disaster movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 12, 2003
Resolute on violating every law of dramatic unity and physics, Armageddon makes Deep Impact look like a documentary.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Bay's astronauts show us how to disable the sort of worthless debris that can threaten us from the cosmos, but a more pressing problem is how we might deflect the petrified garbage that the director himself keeps hurling at our cineplexes.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
Armageddon features some dynamite special effects, but on the whole, it's an empty, almost cynical movie in the way it manipulates its audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
American women are either bitches, whores, or semivirginal nymphs who need the protection of a manly man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
This is a tedious, tiresome embarrassment and is without question the worst movie I've seen in two years.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 9, 2001
...a pretty muddled piece of filmmaking.
| Original Score: 6/10
Carlo Cavagna
August 11, 2003
Armabludgeon is like a roller coast--occasionally exciting, but in the end you've been taken for a long, nauseating ride.
| Original Score: D-
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
This second and much anticipated big-rock-hitting-the-earth science fiction event epic is a major disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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