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Armageddon Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Armageddon peels your eyelids back and blows your eardrums out until rational analysis is moot.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

June 6, 2014
Leah Rozen
People Magazine

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.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

June 6, 2014
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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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 Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

June 6, 2014
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 6, 2014
Daphne Merkin
New Yorker
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Affleck demonstrates a sexy Paul Newmanish charm and is clearly bound for stardom.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

June 6, 2014
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

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 Source: Florida Times-Union | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 6, 2014
Andrew Collins
Radio Times

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 Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

June 6, 2014
Forrest Green III
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Of course, the special effects are dazzling.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: 3/5

June 6, 2014
Philip Booth
Orlando Weekly

Armageddon -- slick, overblown and formulaic to its core -- nevertheless amounts to this season's closest screen equivalent to an apocalyptic thrill ride.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 3/5

June 6, 2014
Ted Anthony
Associated Press
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It's schlock, sure, but it's fun schlock with good performances and good special effects and a reasonably brisk script. It pushes all the right buttons in two formulas -- action-comedy and adventure.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

June 6, 2014
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

While there's some crater-sized flaws if you want to be nit-picky, this is Bay's finest, earnestly entertaining film and an easy crowd pleaser.

Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 7/10

August 31, 2013
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's noisy, glossy, and excessive, and more than a tad simplistic -- but it's also nearly irresistible.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/5

April 30, 2010
Bill Gibron
PopMatters

...this is a critic-proof crowd-pleaser that purposely intones God, Mom, and apple pie before pushing every other jingoistic, proto-patriotic button out there.

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 24, 2010
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

Not awful.

Full Review Source: City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul

August 21, 2009
Jon Popick
rec.arts.movies.reviews

That said, Armageddon is still good. Well, maybe good isn't the right word. It is very entertaining and even features (gulp) a female in a sort of important role.

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January 7, 2009
Tom Charity
Time Out
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This idiotic film is loud, boorish and smart enough to relish its own lunkhead bravado.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

A Godzilla-sized blockbuster -- it's an outrageous spectacle, without many brains to speak of, but its heart in the right place.

| Original Score: B

December 6, 2004
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Tenso e com bons efeitos visuais, o filme funciona como diversão (apesar dos clichês).

| Original Score: 4/5

July 25, 2003
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

It won't get bigger, slicker, glossier or more fun this summer.

Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 14, 2003
Ron Wells
Film Threat

I just think these guys should learn you can tell a story with more subtlety over two and a half hours than they do over three minutes.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 8, 2002
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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