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Battlefield Earth Reviews

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Logic is in short supply. Burned-out cities have electricity, for example. My favorite: A hangar full of jets, buried under 1,000 years of dust, not only fire up instantly but still have full tanks of gas.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

April 30, 2014
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Not awful, but pretty bad. A third-string Planet of the Apes meets Star Trek, Battlefield Earth is a largely uninspiring sci-fi adventure with a Swiss-cheese plot.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

April 30, 2014
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Not so much watched as lived through, Battlefield Earth is bad enough to make audiences ashamed to be part of the same species as the people who made it.

Full Review Source: AV Club

May 28, 2013
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The summer movie season has barely begun and already it has its first 10-ton turkey.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

May 28, 2013
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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With this kind of epic ineptitude -- hell, the flick is set in the year 3000 -- you go for "worst of the millennium."

May 28, 2013
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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One of the darkest, ugliest, most uninvolving and incomprehensible major-studio fantasies I've ever seen.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 0/4

May 28, 2013
David Edelstein
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Here is a picture that will be hailed without controversy as the worst of its kind ever made. It could be renamed Ed Wood's Planet of the Apes if that title didn't promise more cheesy fun than the movie actually delivers.

Full Review Source: Slate

May 28, 2013
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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The worst movie in living memory.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 28, 2013
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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The director is Roger Christian, who, if early audience response is anything to go by, would do well to flee the country under an assumed name.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

May 28, 2013
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Battlefield Earth is like taking a bus trip with someone who has needed a bath for a long time. It's not merely bad; it's unpleasant in a hostile way.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 0.5/4

May 28, 2013
Dennis Harvey
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Pretty much the Showgirls of sci-fi shoot-'em-ups.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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This 117-minute adaptation of an 800-page SF adventure for teenagers seems like a miscalculation on multiple levels.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 6, 2007
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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Travolta, it seems, had wanted to star in a film of Battlefield Earth since first reading the novel in 1982. Only the all-seeing L Ron knows why.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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Ah, it ain't really that terrible.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

March 19, 2002
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A truly dire and silly rehash of Planet of the Apes.

Full Review Source: New York Post

January 1, 2000
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Battlefield Earth is as relentlessly grim as it is artless, and Elia Cmiral's bombastic score also makes it painful to listen to.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star

January 1, 2000
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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And after about 20 minutes of this amateurish picture, extinction doesn't seem like such a bad idea.

Full Review Source: New York Times

January 1, 2000
Andrew O'Hehir
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If you're the kind of sci-fi fanatic who has to see every new futuristic action movie no matter how crummy it is then of course you'll check out Battlefield Earth regardless of how many cheap jokes critics crack at its expense.

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January 1, 2000
Keith Simanton
Seattle Times
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The only people this film could recruit are members of the rock band Kiss, who, with their high-heeled boots and face paint, might figure they've got a spot if this alien thing ever really came down.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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Battlefield Earth saves its scariest moment for the end: a virtual guarantee that there will be a sequel.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Remarkable mainly for rendering the prospect of human extinction inconsequential.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Robert Horton
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It's generic sci-fi right down to the last detail.

January 1, 2000
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Battlefield Earth is just a lumbering, poorly photographed piece of derivative sci-fi drivel, full of grunting extras scampering around in animal pelts and more dank, trash-strewn sets than I ever care to see again.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

January 1, 2000
Steven Rosen
Denver Post
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You don't watch it -- you survive it.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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A noisy, chaotic, sloppily edited and embarrassingly banal and derivative saga.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Battlefield Earth begins as retro pulp and ends up, figuratively speaking, as tons of wet cardboard.

January 1, 2000
Gene Seymour
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The words 'so bad it's good' strain to make themselves heard through the film's coarse bluster and grimy din.

January 1, 2000
Andy Seiler
USA Today
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Deeply dumb, depressingly derivative and just plain nonsense.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Paul Clinton (
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What this movie lacks in simple logic, it makes up for in its apparent unintentional campy humor.

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January 1, 2000
Matt Crenson
Associated Press
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The first few moments of the film evoke heroism and noble struggle. After that, it's Grade A drivel.

January 1, 2000
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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Is it worth seeing once? Sure.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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Looking back on this film, I can't find anything nice to say about it.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 1, 2000
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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This is florid science fiction, low-brow but energetic, complete with cheesy thrills.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000
Robin Rauzi
Los Angeles Times
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In the post-apocalyptic adventure genre, Battlefield Earth makes Waterworld look like a masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

January 1, 2000
Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
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Younger, less discriminating viewers (5-year-old boys) will eat it up.

January 1, 2000
Ted Gideonse
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The dialogue is inane, the acting wooden.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

January 1, 2000
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
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Battlefield Earth is dumb.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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The movie plays like an uglier, Earth-bound Star Wars, interrupted by frequent Psychlo temper tantrums.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
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