Armageddon Reviews

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July 1, 2019
Just because you're big does not mean you're not brainy, and this smart, polished entertainment crushes the notion that fx/disaster films run only on low-octane dialogue, lowest-common-denominator narrative and the lowliest instincts of tie-in marketeers.
June 25, 2018
Armageddon is big and noisy and stupid and shameless and it's going to be huge at the box office.
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.
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.
June 6, 2014
The special effects are the best that $150 million can buy and the script plays like a near-afterthought.
June 6, 2014
The end of the world is going to be very noisy and filled with some of the worst dialogue ever.
October 31, 2018
[Michael Bay's] hyper jaunty technique of cut, cut, cut leaves the audiences gasping for air, and never lets a scene's impact truly sink in.
August 6, 2018
There are great disasters flicks but Armageddon is not one of them.
December 5, 2016
Virtually nothing happens, and it happens at the most unrelenting speed.
June 6, 2014
The special effects are spectacular, even if the acting and script are patchy, but at two and half hours long, it overstays its welcome.
June 6, 2014
By the time Bay and Bruckheimer appropriate John F. Kennedy's image in their final small-town-America montage, it's clear their pomposity knows no limits.
June 6, 2014
Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay are slick Hollywood operators who know exactly what they're doing: Armageddon's heart beats strongly, but it's pumping adrenaline rather than blood.
June 6, 2014
Armageddon peels your eyelids back and blows your eardrums out until rational analysis is moot.
June 6, 2014
Just when you think you've had it with this movie, there comes a farcical, rock 'n' roll sort of comedy sequence, or a hilariously goofy line.
June 6, 2014
Most of the time, Armageddon simply makes your head hurt.
June 6, 2014
If you're going to blow up the world -- or advertise your intentions to do so -- you might as well have some laughs along the way.
June 6, 2014
Affleck demonstrates a sexy Paul Newmanish charm and is clearly bound for stardom.
June 6, 2014
It's such a thrill ride, in fact, that after its 2 1/2 hours of thrills, you're likely to feel more pummeled than entertained, which is just the point.
June 6, 2014
Bay directs Armageddon in a way that seems more concerned with constantly assaulting the senses than anything else, hoping perhaps that the quick cuts and constant explosions will distract from his film's many flaws.
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.
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