Battle: Los Angeles (2011)



Critic Consensus: Overlong and overly burdened with war movie clichés, Battle: Los Angeles will entertain only the most ardent action junkies.

Movie Info

For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Bertolini, Chris Bertolini
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 14, 2011
Box Office: $83.5M
Sony Pictures/Columbia Pictures - Official Site


as Ssgt. Michael Nanz

as 2nd Lt. William Mart...

as Joe Rincon

as Cpl. Lee Imlay

as Tsgt. Elena Santos

as Corpsman Jibril Aduk...

as Cpl. Jason Lockett

as Lcpl. Peter Kerns

as Cpl. Nick Stavrou

as Cpl. Kevin Harris

as LCpl. Steven Mottola

as Pfc. Shaun Lenihan

as Hector Rincon

as Lcpl. Richard Guerre...

as Lcpl. Corey Simmons

as Kirsten

as Cpl. Scott Grayston

as Cpl. Richard Oswald

as 1st Sgt. John Roy

as Lt. Col. K.N. Ritchi...

as Kathy Martinez

as Psychiatrist

as Company Captain E.

as Reporter on TV

as Reporter on TV

as Reporter on TV

as Flower Shop Employee

as Command Hangar Marin...

as Adukwu's Sister

as Reporter on Beach

as Sgt. Major

as Lcpl. Steven Mottola

as Psychiatrist
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Critic Reviews for Battle: Los Angeles

All Critics (199) | Top Critics (34)

Terminally stupid.

Full Review… | December 6, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Case in point: Battle: Los Angeles, an alien-invasion disaster piece so loud, ham-fisted and joyless-so aggressively lousy-that its only real usefulness is to make one better appreciate the deft touch of a Roland Emmerich.

Full Review… | June 28, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Misses every mark it's aiming at, and then misses countless more.

Full Review… | June 22, 2013

Battle: Los Angeles misses every mark it aims for. Aside from the well done special effects nothing in this movie is worth recommending.

Full Review… | June 2, 2013
We Got This Covered

It's not new, it's not novel and it's not art. But as a popcorn movie a couple of months out of summer season, it'll have to do.

Full Review… | January 23, 2013
Movie Nation

Just the worst, most cliché-ridden bunch of faceless cannon fodder you've ever had the misfortune to watch die.

Full Review… | September 28, 2012

Audience Reviews for Battle: Los Angeles


Well I went in not expecting a great super movie. What I got was 2 hours of Halo :) A combination of Black Hawk Down style war movie with Halo aliens. It was a solid fun two hours. I enjoyed it. Many others will not but for me I looked past the cliched characters to just enjoy the action and the explosions. It was a fun sci-fi action ride. Go in with high expectations and you may be disappointed. Go in with your eyes on some popcorn fun and you will be delightfully surprised.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


A typical story: battle-hardened vet teaches baby blue Marines the real meaning of Semper Fi! and Hoo-rah! ... only updated as they fight the damned alien scourge in L.A. A time passer is all.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Most assuredly a candidate for the worst film ever made. But, worse than that, the most painfully boring film I have ever seen... probably. Utterly redundant on every level.
So glad I never saw it at the flics - I would certainly have broken rule No. 1 of McKittrick's Law: Never walk out on a film.

William Sleet

Super Reviewer

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