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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 96
  2. Negative: 72 out of 96
  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 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 Forrest Whitaker. What? It wasn't supposed to be a comedy? Too bad. It is what it is. I laughed myself silly! 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 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. BenE.
    Aug 15, 2008
    1
    This is possibly the worst movie ever made, but perhaps slightly better than Ben & Arthur.
  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 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. Aug 22, 2013
    0
    Let's put this in simple words; this is the worst movie I've ever had the unfortunate coincidence to stumble upon. It's all bull**** Scientology and John Travolta ruins his status. Pulp Fiction was great. Why now do something where all he does is scream like a girl with f****ing asthma while mixing in KISS and Bob Marley. Expand
  7. Mar 28, 2012
    0
    This was a terrible movie. One of the worst movies i've ever seen. Almost as bad as alone in the dark.................................................

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