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Battlefield Earth Reviews

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April 30, 2014
Overall, I liked the movie. I thought it was a good, mindless sci-fi flick with a lot of effects and action.
January 1, 2000
Is it worth seeing once? Sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Despite starting off like a bad Star Trek episode, this film eventually graduates to a higher level.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
It's been a while since we've seen dumb entertainment this unpretentious, so why worry that it doesn't make a lick of sense?
June 3, 2015
The plot is like a talentless adolescent's attempt to rewrite Spartacus as science fiction.
June 3, 2015
The plot is jumbled and poorly edited, the dialogue laughable, and special effects seldom appear so common. A performance by John Travolta in which he abandons everything that ever made him cool is the rotten cherry on top.
Read More | Original Score: F
June 3, 2015
If you are looking for something to hate and despise, get thee to this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
June 3, 2015
Plan 9, at least, was a protest against nuclear proliferation --- what the hell is Battlefield Earth about? Is it supposed to be a tribute to man's ingenuity? If so, why is it so shoddily built?
June 17, 2014
There are many things to make fun of here.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
June 17, 2014
A monumentally silly hunk of junk.
April 30, 2014
Logic is in short supply. Burned-out cities have electricity, for example. My favorite: A hangar full of jets, buried under 1,000 years of dust, not only fire up instantly but still have full tanks of gas.
April 30, 2014
The end result is a science-fiction saga so incoherent, so ugly and so pointless that you have to wonder why Warner Bros, is even bothering to distribute this embarrassment.
April 30, 2014
One can only hope for John Travolta's sake that his sci-fi epic Battlefield Earth was meant to be an uproarious comedy. If not, everyone connected with it is in deep, deep trouble.
April 30, 2014
Not awful, but pretty bad. A third-string Planet of the Apes meets Star Trek, Battlefield Earth is a largely uninspiring sci-fi adventure with a Swiss-cheese plot.
April 30, 2014
From any angle this is a very ill-considered project -- an obvious contender for worst film of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
April 30, 2014
It's got bad acting, atrocious dialogue and plot holes you could fly a Harrier jet through -- but the result is more exasperating than comical.
May 28, 2013
The emphasis placed on indoctrination, enslavement and superior alien intelligence brings the film troublingly close to subliminal propaganda, while the script is so banal you'd have to be brainwashed to enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 28, 2013
With this journey into the heart of rubbish, this full-throttle adventure into the hyper-space of drivel, Travolta not only incinerates what is left of his own reputation, but takes someone else down with him.
May 28, 2013
It's incessantly loud, underlit and badly directed -- actually not so much directed as ineptly assembled, with no action sequence going unbotched.
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