Battleship
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: August 28, 2012
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34%
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55%



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
Richard Roeper.com

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

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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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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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Catherine Bray
Film4

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.

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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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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

Just like the board game, assuming the board game cost $200 million and was dumb.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
Christian C
Contrived and kind of stupid at times. Still, it is a fun, mindless action film...if you don't feel the need to question why things are happening.
Dean !
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
Crash Ek
it's nothing new or innovative for the plot, and I felt like am watching independence day... but it's still enjoyable with the navy style and the… More