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Mixed or average reviews- based on 163 Ratings

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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
    80
    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: 24 out of 45
  2. Negative: 14 out of 45
  1. DreH.
    Jun 25, 2009
    10
    This movie is not bad, but not for everyone. Its an exciting thrill ride.
  2. CarlaC.
    Oct 19, 2005
    10
    It's wonderful!!!!
  3. MarcusL.
    Jan 5, 2009
    9
    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. JackS.
    Nov 22, 2008
    7
    I wasn't that bad, it was epic, it had great special effects, it was extrememly easy to guess the outcome, thats the main reason the movie lost so many votes, I like it anyway, thats just me. It had the best visual effects in 1998. Thats something, most movies are pretty predictable. But, I have to admit, this gave it away. You don't need to know watch the movie to know what happens. It is pretty kick-ass though. The only unpredictable part is HOW they end up blowing the asteroid up. (Sorry to those who wanna watch it, it is pretty obviouse though.) 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 the front part but it is quite boring throughout . A movie to watch unless you have lots of time to waste. Expand
  6. Jan 8, 2013
    3
    All I have to say is that when I was watching this... My mom started crying and it was the funniest thing I have ever seen in my life! Michael Bay, you suck. 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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