Battleship (2012)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 18, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2012
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It may offer energetic escapism for less demanding filmgoers, but Battleship is too loud, poorly written, and formulaic to justify its expense -- and a lot less fun than its source material.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

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.

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Richard Roeper

Big loud stupid dopey shameless cliched overbearing and did I mention stupid?

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

If ever a movie had 'Paid for by the U.S. Navy' written all over it... 'Battleship' is tailored kitsch -- tailored to recruit male teens. Taylor Kitsch does a surprisingly good job of this.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Battleship is substantially less awful than it could have been. And for me, that may have been the biggest disappointment of all.

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Adam Litovitz
Globe and Mail

One can be sure that heroic characters get what they want, bond with enemies, and earn respect.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Ladies and gentlemen, the reductio ad absurdum of dumb summer blockbusters.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

"Battleship" doesn't sink, really. It just sits there booming endlessly as you look on aghast.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

Long, loud and pedestrian, this drama only gets exciting in its closing minutes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
What the hell are aliens doing in a movie called Battleship? Really quite stupid.
paul sandberg
Sometimes you just want to turn your brain off and watch things getting blown up. This picture fits the bill perfectly. Don't try and think - don't… More
Phil Hubbs
'they ain't gonna sink this battleship, no way!' So without talking too much about the classic boardgame from my childhood this is BATTLESHIP!… More
Dean King
I was pleasantly surprised at this, fearing another alien film closer to Skyline, this was a lot more like Independence Day at sea!! The SFX are really great… More
vieras esine
Surprisingly okay for a film based on a game as plotless as Battleship. My favourite part was when they actually played it.
Cynthia S.
Ok. I admit it. I am an absolute sucker for these kinds of movies. Fun! Exciting! Action filled! Plenty to hooray about!! A love letter to U.S. veterans, and… More