Armageddon Reviews

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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.
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.
June 6, 2014
If you've seen any of a dozen similar disaster movies, you know how it all turns out.
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.
June 6, 2014
Of course, the special effects are dazzling.
June 6, 2014
With a plot-free second half, it's more a $140 million pizza-and-six-pack film than a worthy contender to action classics like Face/Off or Die Hard.
June 6, 2014
Armageddon -- slick, overblown and formulaic to its core -- nevertheless amounts to this season's closest screen equivalent to an apocalyptic thrill ride.
June 6, 2014
This deeply stupid film purports to be a tender love story, a meaty action-adventure and a global disaster movie. Quite bafflingly, it often struggles to be all of these things at once.
June 6, 2014
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.
August 31, 2013
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.
August 18, 2012
An often loud, bright, irritating and occasionally intrusive film...
January 18, 2011
A silly, noisy, overlong, star-driven popcorn movie about the end of the world
May 31, 2010
The color-corrected Life magazine pictorial-style imagery and excessive use of slo-mo are far more annoying than they are easy on the eyes, and the hyperactive editing is unbearable. [Blu-ray]
May 16, 2010
It's easy to be sucked in by all the glossy, nostalgic images that flash across the screen like some sort of psychological experiment, but like most of the director's other films, most is forgettable shortly thereafter.
April 30, 2010
It's noisy, glossy, and excessive, and more than a tad simplistic -- but it's also nearly irresistible.
April 24, 2010
...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.
April 19, 2010
Of all the Michael Bay films out there, Armageddon is the Michael Bayest.
January 7, 2009
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.
July 22, 2008
Bruce Willis saves the world but can't save "Armageddon."
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