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 25, 2018
Armageddon is big and noisy and stupid and shameless and it's going to be huge at the box office.
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
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
Armageddon peels your eyelids back and blows your eardrums out until rational analysis is moot.
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
Most of the time, Armageddon simply makes your head hurt.
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
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'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
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.
July 22, 2008
Bruce Willis saves the world but can't save "Armageddon."
April 27, 2007
I must confess that at times I found myself rooting for the meteor to hit the Earth and put us all out of our misery.
June 24, 2006
This idiotic film is loud, boorish and smart enough to relish its own lunkhead bravado.
November 6, 2002
There unquestionably is a lot of energy in Armageddon. But like the pieces of the asteroid that break off and spin harmlessly into space, much of it comes to naught.
April 12, 2002
All the movie's staggering conventional weaknesses -- ludicrous plot, weak characterization, incomprehensible staging and ambient racket -- are irrelevant.
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