Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 35
  2. Negative: 6 out of 35
  1. 38
    Its centerpiece is 40 minutes of redundant special effects, surrounded by a love story of stunning banality.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Just compare their superficiality to the complex characters in "From Here to Eternity" and what's missing here becomes terribly clear.
  3. Perhaps they should have called this "Bore-a, Bore-a, Bore-a."
  4. Fiction and fantasy to evade reflection on the world we actually live in.
  5. 25
    A brain-dead buddy-movie tearjerker with semi-tasteful romance and tasteful gore mixed in with the derring-do.
  6. Littered with low points -- lame comedy, dubious history, fumbling drama and a love story so inept as to make a pacifist long for war.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 174 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 73
  2. Negative: 27 out of 73
  1. Sep 18, 2011
    Michael Bay's so called blockbuster "Pearl Harbor" is a strong biased movie with cheesy dialogue and a terrible script. The next thing the movie needs is more trimming on the film edit (Seriously, 2 hours 58 minutes?), and less preposterous action. Full Review »
  2. KoenD.
    May 30, 2006
    Ridiculous movie. Worst movie I've seen in my entire life.
  3. DanR.
    Sep 30, 2005
    Armageddon, in its blend of ridiculous action sequences and tear-jerking, sopping sentimentality is perhaps bearable as escapist entertainment because of its science fiction premise. What is so offensive about this film is it's attempt to apply a similar kind of blind action movie for the guys/shallow romance for the chicks aesthetic to an actual, tragic event. Only Cuban Gooding's acting, the production values of the main attack sequence, and the depiction of the intelligence and communication failures that could have prevented the disaster deserve some credit. The rest is insulting. Full Review »