Battle: Los Angeles Reviews

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Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine
June 28, 2013
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.
Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Misses every mark it's aiming at, and then misses countless more.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered
June 2, 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 | Original Score: 3/10
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 23, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/4
Ali Gray
September 28, 2012
Just the worst, most cliché-ridden bunch of faceless cannon fodder you've ever had the misfortune to watch die.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Beck
September 21, 2012
Jonathan Liebesman's "Battle: Los Angeles" is one of those rare films that fails on just about every level a film can fail on.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Reader
December 6, 2011
Terminally stupid.
Neil Pond
American Profile
September 9, 2011
Eat some leatherneck lead, E.T. -- and semper fi, space scum!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Luxford
The National
September 1, 2011
Not as bad as the other recent invasion movie Skyline, but still nothing to be excited about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 15, 2011
For an alien invasion film, this one is a solid effort, though there's a bit too much violence and not enough introspection.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 16, 2011
...Battle Los Angeles fizzles out long before it reaches its tedious, anticlimactic finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
June 14, 2011
... this humorless film as unimaginative -- and as exhausting -- as you can get.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2011
a kind of cross between what I imagine the first person shooter video game experience to be and an episode of the HBO series Generation Kill
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
May 12, 2011
Wears its valor and vigor on its sleeve daring to be old-fashioned in its depiction of American heroism. The spirit of "Semper Fi" hasn't been this much fun in a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
May 4, 2011
For all the blazing guns and s*** blowing up, it's only sporadically thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Glenn Lovell
May 4, 2011
... lock-and-load sci-fi - "Full Metal Jacket" meets "War of the Worlds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Grae Drake
April 29, 2011
From beginning to end, this thing just keeps jackhammering at your nerves. Sure, there are a few moments of comic relief, both intended and not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
April 27, 2011
...looks good but the story lacks soul.
Michael A. Smith
April 22, 2011
Action packed from beginning to end, "Battle: Los Angeles" is the bigger, badder brother to "Independence Day."
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
April 16, 2011
It's a decent night out, provided you know what you're in for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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