Armageddon Reviews

  • The movie opens with the destruction of Manhattan by meteor shower, and, midway through, Paris gets wiped out as well. Naturally, no one blinks an eye.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • A real movie about courage in space is Apollo 13, in which fear and sacrifice have meaning. This jingoistic, overblown spectacle is about whistling in the dark.

    Janet Maslin — New York Times

  • Save the planet, but spare us this movie.

    Mike Clark — USA Today

  • The movie is an assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • ...full of sound and fury but without a single new idea to add to the conversation.

    Susan Stark — Detroit News

  • Bruce Willis saves the world but can't save "Armageddon."

    Todd McCarthy — Variety

  • There are many things to dislike about Armageddon, from its stunningly straight-faced Charlton Heston introduction to its casual contempt for the Greenpeace activists protesting the drilling of oil wells

    Robert Horton —

  • The only compelling lure is the special effects, which are sometimes impressive, sometimes transparent, yet somehow always inadequate to the apocalyptic task at hand.

    John Hartl —

  • It delivers the thrill-ride twists and turns, exciting but not surprising.

    Sean Means —

  • ...why couldn't the film have tapped into a more noble and stylish tradition? Why couldn't these men have been interesting instead of cartoons?

    Tom Keogh —

  • (Armageddon movie review at Globe and Mail)

    Dean Essner — Globe and Mail

  • Bay loves to place the camera in the path of meteors or pieces of spaceships or airborne cars. Did one of these projectiles conk him on his noggin? Is that why "Armageddon" is so utterly and thoroughly incompetent?

    Charles Taylor —

  • Along with the rest of the audience, I jumped when I was meant to jump, laughed when I was meant to laugh, and swallowed a lump in my throat when I was meant to feel moved.

    David Edelstein — Slate

  • ...the latest in a line of increasingly-stupid action pictures that amazes audiences with flashy special effects and nifty action sequences, but leaves them high and dry in both the character and story departments.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • ...doesn't give a hoot about making a deep, humanistic impact on us.

    Richard Schickel — TIME Magazine

  • I hate Armageddon for what it is: the unholy spawn of The Dirty Dozen and Con Air.

    Peter Travers — Rolling Stone

  • Sporadically watchable, it's at its best at those infrequent moments when it doesn't take itself too seriously.

    Kenneth Turan — Los Angeles Times

  • An often loud, bright, irritating and occasionally intrusive film...

    Felix Vasquez Jr. — Cinema Crazed

  • A silly, noisy, overlong, star-driven popcorn movie about the end of the world

    Emanuel Levy — EmanuelLevy.Com

  • The color-corrected Life magazine pictorial-style imagery and excessive use of slo-mo are far more annoying than they are easy on the eyes, and the hyperactive editing is unbearable. [Blu-ray]

    Peter Canavese — Groucho Reviews

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