Battle: Los Angeles Synopsis
A Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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BATTLE:LA

By ryanmcgregor
Best war movie in a long time! you need to go see this action/war movie ASAP. Do not wait until it comes out on DVD to see it, its a must see in the theaters! If you liked movies like, Greenzone, or...

Pleasantly Surprised

By RonaldNobles
Really appreciated Aaron Eckhart's acting. The movie was intense and entertaining the entire time. If you havent seen you can watch at [BLOCKED WEBSITE] .**...

Awesome

By RAZORBACK2299
This is the best movie I have seen in awhile. The acting to me was good because you could feel the emotion from the characters. People giving this a negative review need to watch it again. If you...

Weak

By mccallos
i saw an early showing of this thursday. the movie was filled with every cliche you can think of, from the older soldier retiring that day to the untried rookie. dont forget the guy planning his...

Frag out!!! This is a must see!!

By Biggie21
Saw the midnight showing and was blown away. This movie is on such a huge scale and I personally was expecting a lot but this went beyond what I was expecting. There are no force fields and when you...

BATTLE: los Angeles

By jinxsaw1
havent seen it but i had to rate it because of how amazing the trailer was!!! i already have plans to see this opening night!!...

Battle LA

By point5
I just saw the preview screening. This is a totally awesome movie that kept me in the edge of my seat the whole time. Great special effects and great sounds. Definitely the kind of movie to see on...

Retreat? Hell!

By JackBauerRules
Came back from Battle: Los Angles presently surprised. I've been wanting to see this film since I saw the first trailer last year. Aaron Eckhart did a great job as a tortured, conflicted, yet heroic...

flat out stupid

By djhughman
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New Favorite

By droz72
This movie was intense from the start and it kept you going through to the end. It is like a more realistic and better-made Starship troopers. Acting was good and believable. Definitely recommend...

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For Sustained and intense sequences of war violence and destruction, and for language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 14 & under Violent alien invasion movie is a waste of time.
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