Battlefield Earth
Battlefield Earth (2000)

When an alien race called the Psyclos turns the Earth into a mining colony, it's up to rebel hero, Johnny Goodboy, to lead a revolt and save the planet from the giant alien species.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 12, 2000
DVD Release Date: January 16, 2001
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Critic Score: 3% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ugly, campy, and poorly acted, Battlefield Earth is a stunningly misguided, aggressively bad sci-fi folly.

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Logic is in short supply. Burned-out cities have electricity, for example. My favorite: A hangar full of jets, buried under 1,000 years of dust, not only fire up instantly but still have full tanks of gas.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

The summer movie season has barely begun and already it has its first 10-ton turkey.

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Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)

The plot is like a talentless adolescent's attempt to rewrite Spartacus as science fiction.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Not awful, but pretty bad. A third-string Planet of the Apes meets Star Trek, Battlefield Earth is a largely uninspiring sci-fi adventure with a Swiss-cheese plot.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

With this kind of epic ineptitude -- hell, the flick is set in the year 3000 -- you go for "worst of the millennium."

Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

The plot is jumbled and poorly edited, the dialogue laughable, and special effects seldom appear so common. A performance by John Travolta in which he abandons everything that ever made him cool is the rotten cherry on top.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Not so much watched as lived through, Battlefield Earth is bad enough to make audiences ashamed to be part of the same species as the people who made it.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

One of the darkest, ugliest, most uninvolving and incomprehensible major-studio fantasies I've ever seen.

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Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review

If you are looking for something to hate and despise, get thee to this movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 11% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Worse than its ridiculous overuse of Dutch angles, color filters and cheap special effects is how overwhelmingly illogical this dreadful piece of junk is, with… More
Joe McCall
It's difficult to describe how bad this movie is. It's one of those movies that's so bad it deserves to be classified as a comedy.
Phil Hubbs
Now this film wanted to be epic, it really tried, Travolta put millions of his own fortune into it and pushed people into helping him create it. These type of… More
Marc Lewis
Well la dee dah. What do we have here? Oh yeah, one of the worst movies ever made. Terrible script, beyond awful acting, absolutely no logic, pitiful lighting,… More
Tyler Robertson
From what I've heard befire I watched this movie, it's one of the worst films ever made, quite possibly even the absolute worst. I knew nothing about… More
Dan Schultz
An ugly, unpleasant viewing experience worsened by horrendous acting and terrible sets, this serves as the "Plan 9 From Outer Space" movie of our… More