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.
May 18, 2012
It makes "Top Gun" look like the work of Orson Welles. At least the Tom Cruise movie remembered to cast actual actors.
May 18, 2012
"Battleship" is an invigorating blast of cinematic adrenaline.
May 17, 2012
It's loud, it's large, it's stupid, and its best gag involves a chicken burrito.
May 17, 2012
Something of an earnest, two-hour infomercial that should do wonders for naval recruiting if not civilian entertainment.
May 17, 2012
This is the kind of summer movie that softens your brain tissue without even providing the endocrine burst of pleasure that would make it all worthwhile.
May 17, 2012
Mostly, Battleship is a noisy, overlong and numbing military-vs.-aliens saga with laughably bad dialogue.
Top Critic
May 17, 2012
Battleship is dopey, preposterous and unintentionally hilarious in all the wrong places, but as directed by Peter Berg, it is also energetic, fast-moving and bracing.
May 17, 2012
Like "Transformers," which it rivals in relentlessness, "Battleship" comes with its own force field, a furious energy that renders criticism irrelevant.
Top Critic
May 17, 2012
Well, it has aliens, for one thing.
May 17, 2012
Battleship is all noise and crashing metal, sinking to the shallows of Michael Bay's Armageddon and then digging to the brain-extinction level of the Transformers trilogy.
May 17, 2012
Hey, if you're Hasbro and Universal, and you've agreed to make a movie based on nothing more than brand recognition of a game, you've got to fill two hours with something.
May 17, 2012
[It] has a plot as unambitious as a macaroni dinner, familiar and easy to eat and not particularly nutritious.
May 17, 2012
I was never bored. And that, sadly, makes it better than most of the other expensive and over-hyped films of its ilk.
May 17, 2012
"Battleship" employs the same nonintelligent strategy as the Hasbro board game: Fire blindly at broad targets and wait for explosions.
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