Battle: Los Angeles Reviews

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June 28, 2013
Case in point: Battle: Los Angeles, an alien-invasion disaster piece so loud, ham-fisted and joyless-so aggressively lousy-that its only real usefulness is to make one better appreciate the deft touch of a Roland Emmerich.
December 6, 2011
Terminally stupid.
March 21, 2011
If the talk had been surgically removed, leaving only the sights and sounds of combat, this could have been a striking, semiabstract display of aggressive energy; as it is, any viewer over twelve will go for the laughs.
March 20, 2011
One doesn't approach a movie like this expecting Shakespearean drama. Unlike some films with loftier ambitions, Battle Los Angeles pretty much delivers what it promises:
March 20, 2011
The film constantly blows thick smoke up our a---s and calls it charity.
March 18, 2011
The special effects are mediocre and the story is strewn with the type of plot inconsistencies and lazy dialogue all-too-typical of today's post-content blockbusters.
March 17, 2011
Watching this nonsense after seeing tragic television images of the destruction of Japan somehow made Battle: Los Angeles appear even more meretricious.
March 17, 2011
It is a well executed one-violent-trick pony, designed for the 12 year old boy the movie studios hope is still playing with toy soldier figurines inside us all.
March 16, 2011
Like the aliens themselves, the cliches were coming too fast. Unlike the aliens, they are indestructible.
March 14, 2011
After a brief introduction to the cliched characters, the battle of the title is a violent, over-amplified affair...
March 14, 2011
Really need to watch District 9 again. Immediately.
March 13, 2011
Feels less like a movie than the action scenes clipped out of one.
March 12, 2011
Excitement? Not so much.
March 11, 2011
With his hawklike profile and square jaw, the hyperstalwart Eckhart looks like a comic-book hero and acts like one, too. He's so stalwart he creaks.
March 11, 2011
Gosh darn it all if Battle: Los Angeles is hugely entertaining all on its own right thoughts about plagiarism or no.
March 11, 2011
Battle Los Angeles is so derivative of superior films that you'll spend half the running time merely making a list of movies that you'd rather be watching.
March 11, 2011
This film feels so much like a videogame your hands keep reaching for controllers -- shoot the aliens, shoot the aliens, shoot the aliens.
March 11, 2011
Don't mean to boast, but I can suspend my disbelief as willingly as any credulous moviegoer. Yet not even an industrial crane would have helped here. Nope, Battle: Los Angeles completely defeated me.
March 11, 2011
It's just running, shooting, dodging, killing, not badly done but pretty numbing over two hours.
March 11, 2011
Pretty much cardboard, down to the heroic patriotic speeches, and less distinctive even than last year's scarcely stellar Skyline, which trashed the same city.
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