Battleship Synopsis
In this movie inspired by the popular board game, a small fleet of naval ships wages war against an alien force intent on enriching Earth's valuable assets to ensure their survival.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Battleship is a sound vessel floating in Hollywood's oil-slick sea of "Transformers" sequels and vampire riffs.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Those looking for big, loud sci-fi action will find plenty to like here as director Peter Berg (Hancock, Friday Night Lights) pumps up the...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Actually, the picture is perhaps not quite as painful as you might be expecting, though probably not as enjoyable, either.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Like "Transformers," which it rivals in relentlessness, Battleship comes with its own force field, a furious energy that renders criticism...
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By Bob Mondello
The story, by brothers Erich and Jon Hoeber, who also penned the clever, quippy, aging-assassin movie "Red," is cleverer and quippier than...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Mostly, Battleship is a noisy, overlong and numbing military-vs.-aliens saga with laughably bad dialogue.
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
If only there were more genuine rah-rah fun involved, instead of just endless, thudding, seen-it-all-before mayhem.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
It's loud, it's large, it's stupid, and its best gag involves a chicken burrito.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Way to go, Battleship: Take the crassest of cynical junk, slather it in jingoism and sell it as rah-rah fun for right-wingers.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The worst humans-fighting-aliens movie I've ever seen. And I've seen a lot of humans-fighting-aliens movies.
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By _richard
Battleship was AMAZING! I loved the acting, I loved the cinematography, and I loved that the film kept me on edge! If you like action, then this film is for you. If you like comedy, then this film is...

Plesantly suprised!

By Biggie21
I wont lie I went not expecting to much. Just a cheeseball of explosions and not much else. And in a way that is a lot of what it is. But you know what? I actually really enjoyed it! You can't go...

Amazing on a Huge Screen

By alohadonna
We decided to see this on the largest screen in Hawaii. Good call. While it isn't a sophisticated script, the story is corny and predictable, nevertheless the effects possible are so "fantabulous" it...

Must GO

By shase
Batttleship was better than expected, was funny at the begining. The action and the special effects were grate, expect to see a sequel. MUST SEE IN ETX FORMAT...


By JayBnLA
This movie is good if you want mindless fun. Start to think about it too much, and it's just plain ridiculous. But it's a good action flick that the kids can see. So catch a matinee, take the...

Great Action

By Food Fairy
Loved the action, special effects, and the way it draws out your American patriotism. It even has a little romance in there to soften the story line. Great for kids 6th grade and up. I would see...

Great Action Flick

By Masekt
Lots of high intensity Action and was pleasantly surprised at how they incorporated the Board Game grid patterns and the Aliens sorta looked like Halo characters...


By coates8
It was fun. Typical summer blockbuster: destroy a few monuments and a major city and throw in romance, hokey lines and impossible actions. It was loud, captivating and my wife clapped at the ending....

This movie was just okay.

By BAB276
To say the least I didn't expect much from a movie based on a board game that has no characters. Wasn't sure what to expect from the story. All in all it was decent. The action sequences were very...

Another movie with good special effects and BAD Acting.

By destinyman22
Awesome effects. Pretty good story line, but bad acting. I'm not sure if the acting was bad or if it was the writer. The actors tried really hard to make lines such as " Lets go get em " or " We...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of violence, action and destruction and for language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Over-the-top sci-fi action with great special effects.
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