Battleship Reviews

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May 24, 2012
Once the special effects take over, Berg has little room to assert his personality (or tell a story, for that matter), and the movie feels like a chore.
May 18, 2012
Battleship is substantially less awful than it could have been. And for me, that may have been the biggest disappointment of all.
May 18, 2012
If the movie is anything like the game, I say stay at home and read a good book (or graphic novel). Or listen to an audiobook - In short, do anything else.
May 18, 2012
Big loud stupid dopey shameless cliched overbearing and did I mention stupid?
May 18, 2012
One can be sure that heroic characters get what they want, bond with enemies, and earn respect.
May 18, 2012
"Battleship" doesn't sink, really. It just sits there booming endlessly as you look on aghast.
July 29, 2019
Ridiculous, but entertaining.
April 12, 2019
This action adventure manages to have some fun moments here and there, but ultimately is nothing more than a lot of spare parts from better source material.
February 21, 2019
Just what did this movie have to do with the 'Battleship board game? Other than the title and a couple of bits that seemed forced at best and hokey at worst, there was no real correlation.
February 2, 2019
The cast and crew of Battleship strive valiantly to win us over, but it's not nearly unique enough for us to overlook its flaws, or fun enough for us to forget about its lack of creative inspiration.
January 5, 2019
An unashamed, "Independence Day at sea" slugfest that somehow manages to just about keep its head above water, mostly due to a comedic sense of self-awareness.
September 8, 2018
If they'd simply sped things up and tailored it for the short attention spans it's geared towards, Battleship may have been a more enjoyable film.
August 24, 2018
It turned a fairly basic game into a perfectly serviceable action film, and then it leveled itself up by making a game about destruction into a movie about cooperation.
May 21, 2018
If Battleship does show us quite how contrived the alien invasion genre has gotten, it also provides us with plenty of evidence of why we still love it.
September 27, 2017
Battleship is logic-free Michael Bay-style fodder where nothing's at stake and even the jingoism is hard to take seriously. Everyone loses.
July 1, 2016
If ever a movie had 'Paid for by the U.S. Navy' written all over it... 'Battleship' is tailored kitsch -- tailored to recruit male teens. Taylor Kitsch does a surprisingly good job of this.
May 3, 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, the reductio ad absurdum of dumb summer blockbusters.
June 30, 2013
Long, loud and pedestrian, this drama only gets exciting in its closing minutes.
March 4, 2013
An assault on reason, logic and complex characterisation, but in an enjoyable way, like a slightly less camp dramatisation of the Village People's finest ship-based sing-song.
March 4, 2013
It's just like the board game, assuming the board game cost $200 million and was dumb.
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