Battle: Los Angeles
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 11, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 14, 2011
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Overlong and overly burdened with war movie clichés, Battle: Los Angeles will entertain only the most ardent action junkies.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Reader

Terminally stupid.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Scott Foundas
Film Comment Magazine

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.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

This film feels so much like a videogame your hands keep reaching for controllers -- shoot the aliens, shoot the aliens, shoot the aliens.

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Will Leitch

Misses every mark it's aiming at, and then misses countless more.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Excitement? Not so much.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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.

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Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered

Battle: Los Angeles misses every mark it aims for. Aside from the well done special effects nothing in this movie is worth recommending.

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Anders Gatten
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William Sleet
Most assuredly a candidate for the worst film ever made. But, worse than that, the most painfully boring film I have ever seen... probably. Utterly redundant on… More
xGary Xx
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