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  • Summary: In the year 3000, after the alien Psychlos conquer Earth, killing most of the humans so that they can strip the Earth of its resources, one man comes out of hiding in search of other surviving humans and hoping to overthrow the aliens.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 33
  2. Negative: 29 out of 33
  1. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    53
    It's a lock to pile up the honors during Hollywood's annual awards season next spring (at the Golden Raspberries and the MTV Movie Awards).
  2. Reviewed by: Andy Seiler
    38
    The script, based on a novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, is deeply dumb, depressingly derivative (ripping off "Planet of the Apes" the most) and just plain nonsense.
  3. 25
    Goes from being tediously terrible to downright gigglesome.
  4. 12
    A sluggish, soporific dud, the dreariest big-budget science-fiction adventure since "Dune."
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    10
    The film is Travolta's baby, but indifference and boredom is everywhere.
  6. 0
    A million monkeys with a million crayons would be hard-pressed in a million years to create anything as cretinous as Battlefield Earth.
  7. One of the darkest, ugliest, most uninvolving and incomprehensible major-studio fantasies I've ever seen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 97
  2. Negative: 73 out of 97
  1. Jul 28, 2014
    10
    This film had me rock hard from start to finish. John Travolta has never played a more convincing role; I think he really explored the rootsThis film had me rock hard from start to finish. John Travolta has never played a more convincing role; I think he really explored the roots of his own life in this motion picture.

    The ending was simply "golden"
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  2. DetoxE.
    Apr 6, 2009
    6
    I have watched this movie several times. I enjoyed watching it. The Alien race is very interesting. The whole movie is somewhat different I have watched this movie several times. I enjoyed watching it. The Alien race is very interesting. The whole movie is somewhat different from the normal Hollywood output. May be not better but at least different! So it is not a very good movie but it is worth watching if one likes the genre. Expand
  3. Jul 26, 2011
    4
    You know what, even with the crummy camera-angles and John Travolta as an intergalactic space commander...thing...it wasn't bad to look atYou know what, even with the crummy camera-angles and John Travolta as an intergalactic space commander...thing...it wasn't bad to look at it's colorful scenes and comfy science-fiction action. But still...it is an interesting film that even though is said to be the worst, will still have people talking eons to come. Expand
  4. JasonS.
    Dec 3, 2006
    1
    Almost as bad as 'The Lake House' :-)
  5. SkeetM.
    Aug 26, 2005
    0
    I've seen many great movies and many bad ones, but this is easily the worst all around flick i have watched. by far. from dialogue to I've seen many great movies and many bad ones, but this is easily the worst all around flick i have watched. by far. from dialogue to plot to scenery to tone to setting to costum design. it is bad beyond comprehension from start to finish. and in no way am i guilty of exaggeration. Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2013
    0
    Movies like Battlefield Earth don't even deserve to be in Hollywood business. I don't even think the story was engaging and the acting wasMovies like Battlefield Earth don't even deserve to be in Hollywood business. I don't even think the story was engaging and the acting was horrible as crap. The story that is copying Star Trek doesn't even work, not for even 4 minutes it doesn't. This whole 3000 bad special CGI effected world is nothing just a fake invitation to invite you to the most horrible movies John Travolta has ever acted in. I advise you not to watch Battlefield Earth, strongly advise you not to. Strongly. Expand
  7. Mar 9, 2012
    0
    There are so many reasons why you should avoid Battlefield Earth:

    1. Never make a dull and sleazy script from a novel. 2. A film needs
    There are so many reasons why you should avoid Battlefield Earth:

    1. Never make a dull and sleazy script from a novel.
    2. A film needs more marketing campaigns.
    3. Throw it in a landfill in New Mexico.

    The film is so bad, I will not ever rent or buy a bad box office flop again. I think John Travolta needs to learn a couple of lessons from Pulp Fiction because every time when a critic comes to harass you, that's the reason why sci-fi and adventures don't mix. It's still one of the most disgusting movies since Showgirls and The Adventures of Pluto Nash. No sequel, no nothing. Total B.S. "Battlefield Earth" is so bad, I got a good review in a good way.
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