Battle: Los Angeles

2011

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Overlong and overly burdened with war movie clichés, Battle: Los Angeles will entertain only the most ardent action junkies.

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For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before. -- (C) Sony

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Cast

Aaron Eckhart
as Ssgt. Michael Nanz
Ramon Rodríguez
as 2nd Lt. William Martinez
Michael Peña
as Joe Rincon
Will Rothhaar
as Cpl. Lee Imlay
Michelle Rodriguez
as Tsgt. Elena Santos
Adetokumboh M'Cormack
as Corpsman Jibril Adukwu
Cory Hardrict
as Cpl. Jason Lockett
James Liao
as Lcpl. Steven Mottola
Jim Parrack
as Lcpl. Peter Kerns
Gino Anthony Pesi
as Cpl. Nick Stavrou
Ne-Yo
as Cpl. Kevin Harris
James Hiroyuki Liao
as LCpl. Steven Mottola
Noel Fisher
as Pfc. Shaun Lenihan
Bryce Cass
as Hector Rincon
Neil Brown, Jr.
as Lcpl. Richard Guerrero
Taylor Handley
as Lcpl. Corey Simmons
Joey King
as Kirsten
Lucas Till
as Cpl. Scott Grayston
Kenneth Brown Jr.
as Cpl. Richard Oswald
Joe Chrest
as 1st Sgt. John Roy
Rus Blackwell
as Lt. Col. K.N. Ritchie
Beth Keener
as Kathy Martinez
Dave Jensen
as Psychiatrist
E. Roger Mitchell
as Company Captain E.
Stacey Turner
as Reporter on TV
Tom Hillmann
as Reporter on TV
Chris Lena Clark
as Reporter on TV
Jamie Norwood
as Flower Shop Employee
Todd Cochran
as Command Hangar Marine
Nzinga Blake
as Adukwu's Sister
Taryn Southern
as Reporter on Beach
Jim Dever
as Sgt. Major
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Critic Reviews for Battle: Los Angeles

All Critics (203) | Top Critics (33)

Terminally stupid.

Dec 6, 2011 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 21, 2011 | Full Review…

Excitement? Not so much.

Mar 12, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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.

Mar 11, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

This film feels so much like a videogame your hands keep reaching for controllers -- shoot the aliens, shoot the aliens, shoot the aliens.

Mar 11, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Detroit News
Top Critic

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.

Mar 11, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Battle: Los Angeles

½

Its an action film that keeps you entertained. It's certainly not the best film I've seen all year, but it is a very good and entertaining film with decent acting, great action, great CG, good characters, and some great drama and plot. Aaron Eckhart does a great job as the main character and the supporting cast does a great job as well, and though I like the movie Skyline unlike everyone else, this film does succeed in telling at least what the aliens purpose is instead of Skyline which doesn't give that much of an explanation aside from they want what a zombie wants in a movie, BRAINS!!! With this movie it is a little more creative.

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

½

A typical story: battle-hardened vet teaches baby blue Marines the real meaning of Semper Fi! and Hoo-rah! ... only updated as they fight the damned alien scourge in L.A. A time passer is all.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Most assuredly a candidate for the worst film ever made. But, worse than that, the most painfully boring film I have ever seen... probably. Utterly redundant on every level. So glad I never saw it at the flics - I would certainly have broken rule No. 1 of McKittrick's Law: Never walk out on a film.

William Sleet
William Sleet

Super Reviewer

½

Well I went in not expecting a great super movie. What I got was 2 hours of Halo :) A combination of Black Hawk Down style war movie with Halo aliens. It was a solid fun two hours. I enjoyed it. Many others will not but for me I looked past the cliched characters to just enjoy the action and the explosions. It was a fun sci-fi action ride. Go in with high expectations and you may be disappointed. Go in with your eyes on some popcorn fun and you will be delightfully surprised.

John Manard
John Manard

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