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Battleship Reviews

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Ladies and gentlemen, the reductio ad absurdum of dumb summer blockbusters.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
Long, loud and pedestrian, this drama only gets exciting in its closing minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
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.
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
It's just like the board game, assuming the board game cost $200 million and was dumb.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Gorber
January 9, 2013
We should celebrate the explicit nature, the unabashed and unapologetic chutzpah of a film that dares to be stupid, yet does so with so much intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
November 5, 2012
This cheap-looking dung heap doesn't even bother hiding its contempt for paying audiences, and the lack of pretension almost justifies the cynicism on display.
| Original Score: 1/4
Ali Gray
October 25, 2012
What starts out as a seriously tense naval war thriller ends up being Pearl Harbour II: Intergalactic Boogaloo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kofi Outlaw
October 2, 2012
Battleship is a movie that is enjoyable beyond expectation, but doesn't offer much more than the fast-food-style fun of a summer movie spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
It's not satire, it doesn't play on two levels like Starship Troopers, it's just s---... As a piece of miscalculated, American wankery, it is almost unparalleled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
September 24, 2012
It sure looks and sounds impressive, yet no matter how big, ridiculous and momentarily entertaining this film is, its characters struggle to convince you to join their fight.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 24, 2012
Watch the movie for its spectacle and nothing else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
A silly summer popcorn flick that tries too hard to be witty and tongue-in-cheek while still embracing its deadly serious commitment to being the ultimate blow-em-up action extravaganza.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeff Beck
September 14, 2012
It really should have been obvious to everyone involved that it was going to turn out like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Holcomb
September 13, 2012
Believe it or not, no one ever says the game's signature line. So, lets say it here, all together and with enthusiasm, "You sunk my Battleship!"
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Justin Craig
September 10, 2012
It appears a Hollywood boardroom has scraped the bottom of the barrel of originality to come up with a very long, very loud movie with almost nothing new to say.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
R. L. Shaffer
August 28, 2012
Direction is sharp, but the dull assembly line story damages this hokey action picture that's occasionally so bad it's good.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
Battleship is to chicken burritos what The Avengers was to shawarma.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Kirk Honeycutt
July 13, 2012
Maybe it wasn't too smart to turn this Hasbro game into an alien-invasion movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 23, 2012
For an action flick that starts to sink right out of port, 'Battleship' does take a clever turn. But, boy, do you have to wait a long time for it to smarten up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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