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Battleship

Overview


Genre :

Action

Release Date :

May 18, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Peter Berg

Starring :

Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker, Hamish Linklater, Tadanobu Asano, Josh Pence, Peter MacNicol, Jerry Ferrara

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

4.5 of 5

“..was supposed to be a dud, but it's aimed in the right place, packed with brains and heart, and explosively fun..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
2 of 4

“..too much uninteresting dialogue about “mysterious” aliens to wade through – plus, oodles of nauseating jingoism and slow-motion heroism..”
by Adam Litovitz [Globe and Mail]
“..the screenplay, by Jon and Erich Hoeber, goes through such extraordinary narrative contortions in order to justify an allusion to the game's familiar grid-work board and guessing-game strategy..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
3 of 5

“..the movie drags on way too long..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
Review rate : B+

“..the captains of this movie deserve a medal..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
2 of 4

“..overlong and numbing military-vs.-aliens saga with laughably bad dialogue..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..no characters, no plot, no natural tension..”
by Bob Mondello [NPR]
“..like "Transformers," which it rivals in relentlessness, "Battleship" comes with its own force field..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
1 of 4

“..it's loud, it's large, it's stupid, and its best gag involves a chicken burrito..”
by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle]
2 of 5

“..it's all very earnest, but it's not a whole lot of fun..”
by Kenneth Turan [Los Angeles Times]
“..it even-please fine me for saying this-makes Michael Bay's Transformersmovies look rollicking by comparison..”
by Dana Stevens [Slate]
1.5 of 4

“..dumb, noisy, and flashy..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..dopey, preposterous and unintentionally hilarious in all the wrong place..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
2.5 of 4

“..delivering volley after volley of impressive special effects, snicker-worthy dialogue, goofball humor and -- best of all -- aliens vs. the Navy showdowns at sea..”
by Randy Myers [San Jose Mercury News]

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