Armageddon

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
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  1. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    60
    Sometimes the movie can't decide whether to tug REALLY HARD at the heart strings, or make you laugh at the zany oil riggers.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    60
    When it's all over, you can't remember if you've been watching a movie or just a jumbo-sized coming attraction.
  3. The actors mark time, and the gung-ho heroics on display are embarrassingly hollow.
  4. Bay doesn't stage scenes, exactly -- he stages moments.
  5. Trying to pick faults with a sound-and-spectacle juggernaut like Armageddon is like taking an ant gun to an elephant: All the movie's staggering conventional weaknesses -- ludicrous plot, weak characterization, incomprehensible staging and ambient racket -- are irrelevant.
  6. 50
    Yes, it's a testosterone cocktail, but at least it doesn't leave you feeling as though you've been tumbled around in a gem polisher for two-and-a-half hours.
  7. Director Michael Bay's filmmaking style is so frantic and frenetic that it's often impossible to figure out exactly what is happening.
  8. 40
    Bay directs Armageddon in a way that seems more concerned with constantly assaulting the senses than anything else, hoping perhaps that the quick cuts and constant explosions will distract from his film's many flaws.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 198 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 50
  2. Negative: 14 out of 50
  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 »