Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Armageddon may sell tickets, thanks largely to a high-powered marketing machine that's been conducting its own countdown for the past several months. But it's not a pretty picture.
  2. There are barrages of fast cuts to distract us from the fact that the director is showing us no real action.
  3. 25
    An assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained.
  4. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    20
    Much of the confusion, as well as the lack of dramatic rhythm or character development, results directly from Bay's cutting style, which resembles a machine gun stuck in the firing position for 2 and a half hours.
  5. Not wishing to spoil the fun -- pretty hard to come by anyway in this 1998 blockbuster's 150 minutes -- I won't tell you the outcome, but I'll wager you can guess.
  6. 0
    How do I hate Armageddon? Let me count the ways.
  7. So predictable it could have been written by a chimp who's watched too much TV, the huge movie is as dumb as it is loud, and it's way too loud.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 184 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 48
  2. Negative: 14 out of 48
  1. Sep 18, 2011
    8
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  2. Nov 7, 2012
    0
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  3. May 27, 2012
    9
    I loved this movie and think it deserves a much higher rating. It is one of my favourite movies of all time, and his everything in it thatI loved this movie and think it deserves a much higher rating. It is one of my favourite movies of all time, and his everything in it that appeals to my taste of entertainment. Full Review »