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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: 15 out of 93
  2. Negative: 70 out of 93
  1. 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 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
  2. 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 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
  3. Jun 4, 2012
    2
    Just No..
    Never Will Win A Single Damn Thing..
    One Of The Worst Movie's I Have Ever Seen
  4. Mar 4, 2011
    0
    Ha ha!!!! I get it now! after watching this overacted, non-linear, headache inspiring film, I get that all the good reviews in this section must be sarcastic! Very good jokes you guys! If you want to see a movie that is so bad that you can't watch it without a constant headache, then by all means, burn through a few hours of your life with this empty soda can that cost 75 million dollars to make. Expand
  5. 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 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
  6. Mar 2, 2014
    0
    What the frisk frack paddy wack tittie smack penis whack supercalifragilisticexpialidocious son of a gun **** slap ass **** anal rape tight rope walk is this horse **** Expand
  7. Jul 10, 2013
    0
    Horrible, and difficult to watch the entire movie. Once was enough. I don't often have a reason to rate anything this low, but this is one of those times. I can't find anything about this movie that has any redeeming qualities and I like John Travolta, just not in this movie. I think as a parody of sci-fi it would have been better! Expand

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