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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.
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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: Jay Carr
    38
    So heavy and lifeless that you keep waiting for those three little front-row kibitzers from "Mystery Science Theatre 3000" to appear at the bottom of the screen to start goofing on it.
  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: Ted Gideonse
    10
    The dialogue is inane, the acting wooden, and Roger Christian's directing choices are a lesson in sci-fi film cliché.
  6. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    0
    A picture that will be hailed without controversy as the worst of its kind ever made.
  7. 0
    A million monkeys with a million crayons would be hard-pressed in a million years to create anything as cretinous as Battlefield Earth.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 100
  2. Negative: 75 out of 100
  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. Yossarian
    Jan 25, 2006
    7
    A very funny comedy with two of the funniest performances and two of the funniest characters I've seen from either John Travolta or A very funny comedy with two of the funniest performances and two of the funniest characters I've seen from either John Travolta or Forrest Whitaker. What? It wasn't supposed to be a comedy? Too bad. It is what it is. I laughed myself silly! Expand
  3. Sep 10, 2013
    4
    Perhaps not as bad as most make it out to be. But still a bad film. Battlefield Earth fails at keeping the viewer entertained because of it'sPerhaps not as bad as most make it out to be. But still a bad film. Battlefield Earth fails at keeping the viewer entertained because of it's run time which is 30 minutes too long. It fails at building up suspense and tension, when the characters were in danger I wanted them to die. It fails at being an acceptable science fiction movie because of it's bad special effects. The only thing it doesn't fail at is having a good portrayal of Terl. John Travolta (surprisingly) is the best thing about the movie and delivers a good performance. Overall Battlefield Earth is a stupid Star Wars wannabe which doesn't seem to have any plot. 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. Jun 28, 2014
    0
    In my opoinion this is the wprst film of all time. The camera angles are annoying and the fuxking scene transitions with the "wipes" isIn my opoinion this is the wprst film of all time. The camera angles are annoying and the fuxking scene transitions with the "wipes" is annoying as hell. John Travolta's character is just really stupid and cheesy. The slow motion is **** The script is really poor with lots of plot holes and the design is just really bad. Expand
  7. Mar 28, 2012
    0
    Umm... No. Just don't do this. Ever. It's Passion of the Christ for Scientology. Don't watch this if you don't want to feel like you areUmm... No. Just don't do this. Ever. It's Passion of the Christ for Scientology. Don't watch this if you don't want to feel like you are clawing your eyes out with sharpened fingernails made of poop. So just avoid this movie at all costs. Expand

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