Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 Image
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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. Mr. Showbiz
    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. Boston Globe
    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. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    25
    Goes from being tediously terrible to downright gigglesome.
  4. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    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: 16 out of 103
  2. Negative: 77 out of 103
  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. May 7, 2011
    7
    This movie isn't nearly as bad as all that. Sure, it's a bit cheesy but I liked the characters. I think it's done purposely with tongue inThis movie isn't nearly as bad as all that. Sure, it's a bit cheesy but I liked the characters. I think it's done purposely with tongue in cheek, not meant to be a SERIOUS sci-fi but just a fun adventure; Sort of the same way how the Indiana Jones movies were inspired by those old serial shorts. It has pretty good fx and the actors are clearly into it. The story is cool though unoriginal, but I rooted for the humans to rise up against their alien masters. Don't over-think it, you'll have some fun. Ignore the haters, they just go for the obvious cheap shots. If you like sci-fi adventures, then you could do much worse. Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2013
    4
    A bizarre ugly film with bizarre ugly characters. The ridiculousness of the story and the fact we have never seen anything like this weirdA bizarre ugly film with bizarre ugly characters. The ridiculousness of the story and the fact we have never seen anything like this weird mash-up of alien finance, blackmail, and uninspired Planet of The Apes derivative keeps it oddly entertaining. Travolta overacts to an obscene amount and stumbles around in a strange but intriguing moon boots and dreadlocks combo and makes the film watchable for his odd performance that certainly doesn't lack in conviction, he wants to do this movie and that adds to it even though it is messy schlock poorly directed by Roger Christian who never met a color filter he didn't like. Expand
  4. 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
  5. Dec 18, 2014
    0
    I was able to sit through 20 minutes of this movie, only to find nothing but horribleness. Battlefield Earth has atrocious acting, awkwardI was able to sit through 20 minutes of this movie, only to find nothing but horribleness. Battlefield Earth has atrocious acting, awkward camera angles, and misplaced dialogue. This movie felt like if the Matrix met After Earth. Only that it is 10 times worse than After Earth. There is literally nothing that it is at least half-decent in this movie! 0/10 (unspeakable) Expand
  6. Jul 12, 2012
    0
    The worst film I have ever seen. The writing is absolutely horrible. The acting is very poor. I mean come on, John Travolta and Barry PepperThe worst film I have ever seen. The writing is absolutely horrible. The acting is very poor. I mean come on, John Travolta and Barry Pepper can be good actors, they deserve better than this crap! But most of all, the film is just downright ugly. The characters are ugly and the film-making concepts that they used for this film are awful. I mean, why is every shot at a slant? This film just makes no sense whatsoever. Expand
  7. Jan 20, 2014
    0
    Wow, this movie is bad, first John Travolta's acting is so over the top you will die laughing, the cinematography is the worst ever, almostWow, this movie is bad, first John Travolta's acting is so over the top you will die laughing, the cinematography is the worst ever, almost every shot is leaning for some reason, the special effects are crap, and nothing makes sense. This is one of the worst movies ever. Expand

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