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Mixed or average reviews- based on 185 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    80
    Armageddon is as irresistible as it's indefensible.
  2. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    70
    Armageddon is awesome, dude, but it's, like, short on awe.
  3. 70
    The movie is ridiculous, but since the special effects are really quite impressive, that seems a small point.
  4. 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.
  5. Bay doesn't stage scenes, exactly -- he stages moments.
  6. 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.
  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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 48
  2. Negative: 14 out of 48
  1. DreH.
    Jun 25, 2009
    10
    This movie is not bad, but not for everyone. Its an exciting thrill ride.
  2. Albin
    Feb 10, 2008
    10
    It was a great movie that I've seen over and over, and it is just as good as the first time I saw it. I see no big problems other than It was a great movie that I've seen over and over, and it is just as good as the first time I saw it. I see no big problems other than it was a crazy-unbelievable plot. Then again, its a HOLLYWOOD FILM so 10/10. Expand
  3. Apr 7, 2013
    9
    Armageddon isn't as bad as everyone says. I really do not see why everyone dislikes this movie. It isn't the best film out there, but it isArmageddon isn't as bad as everyone says. I really do not see why everyone dislikes this movie. It isn't the best film out there, but it is entertaining. The thing that gets me furious is that critics complain that the movie isn't realistic. I say to them, "Are you a movie critic or just plain stupid? Movies are about entertaining the masses (and making money), not the border of realism." This movie has been ridiculed for being too unrealistic. Yet when you see other live-actions that are clearly unrealistic (Jurassic Park, Gremlins, which are good movies), you praise the absolute heck outta them!

    Anyways, I felt that this movie had a great ensemble cast with the likes of Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Will Patton, William Fichtner, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare, Michael Clarke Duncan (RIP), and Owen Wilson. These guys had great interaction with each other. Overall, I felt that this was one of Michael Bay's successful endeavors that is entertaining and fun to watch.
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  4. Jun 11, 2011
    6
    Part of me cant help enjoying this movie despite it being one Hollywood cliche after another. The cast is believable with a special mention toPart of me cant help enjoying this movie despite it being one Hollywood cliche after another. The cast is believable with a special mention to Peter Stormare who is excellent as the Russian cosmonaut Lev Andropov. Not for everybody but a far better movie than Deep impact which was of a similar vein. Expand
  5. Feb 26, 2011
    5
    The movie is like a roller coaster, but it is one without the need of seat belts. The movie definitely has certain thrills especially in theThe movie is like a roller coaster, but it is one without the need of seat belts. The movie definitely has certain thrills especially in the front part but it is quite boring throughout . A movie to watch unless you have lots of time to waste. Expand
  6. Feb 29, 2012
    4
    The story doesn't reveal anything good to appeal and everything including the visual effects underachieves compared to other disaster moviesThe story doesn't reveal anything good to appeal and everything including the visual effects underachieves compared to other disaster movies that have been made so far. However, this is not Michael Bay's worst. Expand
  7. NigeM.
    Aug 12, 2008
    0
    Almost makes you wish a meteor would hit the earth. If this is what the public wants, they deserve to die.

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