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  • Director: Michael Bay
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Romance
  • Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 150 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    Armageddon is as irresistible as it's indefensible.
  2. It might make you tense, it might make you nauseous, and its clangorous roar could well give you a migraine headache.
  3. 70
    The movie is ridiculous, but since the special effects are really quite impressive, that seems a small point.
  4. The actors mark time, and the gung-ho heroics on display are embarrassingly hollow.
  5. 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.
  6. Director Michael Bay's filmmaking style is so frantic and frenetic that it's often impossible to figure out exactly what is happening.
  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: 23 out of 44
  2. Negative: 14 out of 44
  1. DreH.
    Jun 25, 2009
    This movie is not bad, but not for everyone. Its an exciting thrill ride.
  2. CarlaC.
    Oct 19, 2005
    It's wonderful!!!!
  3. MarcusL.
    Jan 5, 2009
    This movie was very sad. I loved it. It had great acting through all the actors. Bruce played another great performance. There was only one problem and that was how predictable it was. But, I still could watch it over and over again. Collapse
  4. Jun 11, 2011
    Part 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. Aug 27, 2010
    There are worse disaster movies out there, but there are also shorter ones (the popcorn tends to run out about halfway through the film, and then what do you do from there?) Expand
  6. Oct 22, 2011
    This was a pretty bad movie. Pretty funny jokes and cool action sequences but not good storyline. It's a classic Michael Bay movie with a terrible storyline but with cool action sequences and special effects. If you like that kind of stuff I highly recommend it for you. It wasn't a horrible movie but it for sure wasn't the best movie I've seen by far(as you can see from the score i gave it). But it did have really cool action sequences and special effects, don't get me wrong but the storyline didn't make much sense at all and the physics were terribly off. It did have a really awesome cast though. Including Ben Affleck(barely acting like usual, not my fav), Bruce Willis who did pretty well in this movie, Owen Wilson(cracking me up as usual), and many more. That's one more good thing about this movie and here's another bad thing, some of the acting sucked. Like Ben Affleck was terrible, Billy Bob Thorten was not good and I usually like him a lot in movies. So not the best acting. But good cast as I said before. It's a typical end of the world disaster flick with a lot of special effects and distruction, they have shallow story lines too like this one. Don't get me wrong it was a good movie but I like storyline in my movies. So Michael Bay is not my favorite director, actually he is my least favorite. :) Expand
  7. NigeM.
    Aug 12, 2008
    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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