Armageddon Reviews

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March 6, 2020
...more macho and jingoistic action...
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.
June 25, 2018
Armageddon is big and noisy and stupid and shameless and it's going to be huge at the box office.
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
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
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
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.
June 6, 2014
Most of the time, Armageddon simply makes your head hurt.
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.
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
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
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.
August 18, 2012
An often loud, bright, irritating and occasionally intrusive film...
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