75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
It looks like a TV ad, or 200 of them strung together, with the same kind of gaudy virtuosity, lavish technique and expensive self-mockery tinging every shot.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Armageddon is a testosterone and adrenaline cocktail, with almost no intelligence added for flavoring.
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60

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
Sometimes the movie can't decide whether to tug REALLY HARD at the heart strings, or make you laugh at the zany oil riggers.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Yes, it's a testosterone cocktail, but at least it doesn't leave you feeling as though you've been tumbled around in a gem polisher for two-and-a-half hours.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Bay doesn't stage scenes, exactly -- he stages moments.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Trying to pick faults with a sound-and-spectacle juggernaut like Armageddon is like taking an ant gun to an elephant: All the movie's staggering conventional weaknesses -- ludicrous plot, weak characterization, incomprehensible staging and ambient racket -- are irrelevant.
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38

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Armageddon may sell tickets, thanks largely to a high-powered marketing machine that's been conducting its own countdown for the past several months. But it's not a pretty picture.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
There are barrages of fast cuts to distract us from the fact that the director is showing us no real action.
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An assault on the eyes, the ears, the brain, common sense and the human desire to be entertained.
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0

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
How do I hate Armageddon? Let me count the ways.
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42 out of 100
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