Battle: Los Angeles
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For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world - Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant (Aaron Eckhart) and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before. -- (C) Sony

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Terminally stupid."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Reader
"With his hawklike profile and square jaw, the hyperstalwart Eckhart looks like a comic-book hero and acts like one, too. He's so stalwart he creaks."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Case in point: Battle: Los Angeles, an alien-invasion disaster piece so loud, ham-fisted and joyless-so aggressively lousy-that its only real usefulness is to make one better appreciate the deft touch of a Roland Emmerich."
‑ Scott Foundas, Film Comment Magazine
"It's not new, it's not novel and it's not art. But as a popcorn movie a couple of months out of summer season, it'll have to do."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Eat some leatherneck lead, E.T. -- and semper fi, space scum!"
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"If the talk had been surgically removed, leaving only the sights and sounds of combat, this could have been a striking, semiabstract display of aggressive energy; as it is, any viewer over twelve will go for the laughs."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"This film feels so much like a videogame your hands keep reaching for controllers -- shoot the aliens, shoot the aliens, shoot the aliens."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Misses every mark it's aiming at, and then misses countless more."
‑ Will Leitch, Deadspin
"Just the worst, most cliché-ridden bunch of faceless cannon fodder you've ever had the misfortune to watch die."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Not as bad as the other recent invasion movie Skyline, but still nothing to be excited about."
‑ James Luxford, The National
"Excitement? Not so much."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Don't mean to boast, but I can suspend my disbelief as willingly as any credulous moviegoer. Yet not even an industrial crane would have helped here. Nope, Battle: Los Angeles completely defeated me."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Battle: Los Angeles misses every mark it aims for. Aside from the well done special effects nothing in this movie is worth recommending."
‑ Benjo Colautti, We Got This Covered
"Jonathan Liebesman's "Battle: Los Angeles" is one of those rare films that fails on just about every level a film can fail on."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"For an alien invasion film, this one is a solid effort, though there's a bit too much violence and not enough introspection."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
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