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 6, 2014
Armageddon peels your eyelids back and blows your eardrums out until rational analysis is moot.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
June 24, 2006
This idiotic film is loud, boorish and smart enough to relish its own lunkhead bravado.
December 6, 2004
A Godzilla-sized blockbuster -- it's an outrageous spectacle, without many brains to speak of, but its heart in the right place.
July 25, 2003
Tenso e com bons efeitos visuais, o filme funciona como diverso (apesar dos clichs).
May 14, 2003
It won't get bigger, slicker, glossier or more fun this summer.
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