75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Original, it's not. Exciting, it is. This jacked-up B-movie hybrid of "Black Hawk Down" and "War of the Worlds" is a modest but crafty triumph of tension over good sense and cliche.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The battle in Battle: Los Angeles is grab-the-armrest tense until the last seconds.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Duke is not only name-checked in passing, but Eckhart (who's excellent) even bears a squinty resemblance by the final scenes.
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
It's the sort of film that's entertaining while you're in the theater.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
That this is a cautionary tale about any people who would wage war in order to win the spoils of oil and water? Your guess is as good as mine.
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50

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
You have to give director Jonathan Liebesman some points for sparing no shell casings or standing buildings to hustle us through the film's languorous two hours.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The deadening and sometimes laughable litany of shouted military-style dialogue eventually pummels into submission any hope for fresh creative angles on this well-worn format.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Except for the relentless, jittery way that the film has been photographed, there's nothing of interest going on in it. It's all fractious guerrilla-newsreel "style" masquerading a void.
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20

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
It really is just sensory bombardment, and in two dimensions you have even less of a grasp of what's happening and of what you're looking at than the poor bastards on-screen.
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0

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This one isn't original, or even bearable. By its thudding end, audiences may wish they could be zapped from the theater to escape the buzzing in their ears.
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37 out of 100
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