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Peter Berg produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Once the special effects take over, Berg has little room to assert his personality (or tell a story, for that matter), and the movie feels like a chore."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"Big loud stupid dopey shameless cliched overbearing and did I mention stupid?"
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"Long, loud and pedestrian, this drama only gets exciting in its closing minutes."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"We should celebrate the explicit nature, the unabashed and unapologetic chutzpah of a film that dares to be stupid, yet does so with so much intelligence."
‑ Jason Gorber, Twitch
"Battleship is a movie that is enjoyable beyond expectation, but doesn't offer much more than the fast-food-style fun of a summer movie spectacle."
‑ Kofi Outlaw, ScreenRant
"Battleship is substantially less awful than it could have been. And for me, that may have been the biggest disappointment of all."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
"One can be sure that heroic characters get what they want, bond with enemies, and earn respect."
‑ Adam Litovitz, Globe and Mail
"An assault on reason, logic and complex characterisation, but in an enjoyable way, like a slightly less camp dramatisation of the Village People's finest ship-based sing-song."
‑ Catherine Bray, Film4
"This cheap-looking dung heap doesn't even bother hiding its contempt for paying audiences, and the lack of pretension almost justifies the cynicism on display."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"It's not satire, it doesn't play on two levels like Starship Troopers, it's just s---... As a piece of miscalculated, American wankery, it is almost unparalleled."
‑ Adam Ross, The Aristocrat
"If the movie is anything like the game, I say stay at home and read a good book (or graphic novel). Or listen to an audiobook - In short, do anything else."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
""Battleship" doesn't sink, really. It just sits there booming endlessly as you look on aghast."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Just like the board game, assuming the board game cost $200 million and was dumb."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"What starts out as a seriously tense naval war thriller ends up being Pearl Harbour II: Intergalactic Boogaloo."
‑ Ali Gray,
"Watch the movie for its spectacle and nothing else."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
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