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Armageddon Reviews

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Film4
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.
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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.
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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.
Ann Hornaday
Baltimore Sun
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 6, 2014
The special effects are the best that $150 million can buy and the script plays like a near-afterthought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
June 6, 2014
The end of the world is going to be very noisy and filled with some of the worst dialogue ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
June 6, 2014
Armageddon peels your eyelids back and blows your eardrums out until rational analysis is moot.
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
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.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
June 6, 2014
Most of the time, Armageddon simply makes your head hurt.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Daphne Merkin
New Yorker
June 6, 2014
Affleck demonstrates a sexy Paul Newmanish charm and is clearly bound for stardom.
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
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.
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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.
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
June 6, 2014
Bay has simply botched the job. His action sequences, especially those on the asteroid, are impenetrable and chaotic. And the narrative, larded with the usual military double-cross, is preposterous.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Peter Rainer
New Times
June 6, 2014
[Bay's] movies are trailers for themselves. Every scene is all climax and no foreplay. When it's all over you can't remember if you've been watching a movie or just a jumbo-sized coming attraction.
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
June 6, 2014
If you've seen any of a dozen similar disaster movies, you know how it all turns out.
Andrew Collins
Radio Times
June 6, 2014
The loved-up subplot is a low point but, within such an expert thrill ride, it's not the end of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Green III
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
June 6, 2014
Of course, the special effects are dazzling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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