Battlefield Earth Synopsis
A young man (Barry Pepper) confronts an alien conqueror (John Travolta) on 3000 Earth.
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Mr. Showbiz

By Cody Clark
It's a lock to pile up the honors during Hollywood's annual awards season next spring (at the Golden Raspberries and the MTV Movie Awards).
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Scientology or not, the movie is a battlefield bummer that makes you want to revolt.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Is it worth seeing once? Sure.
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
So heavy and lifeless that you keep waiting for those three little front-row kibitzers from "Mystery Science Theatre 3000" to appear at the...
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Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
An underlit, overlong, underwritten and overloud albatross of a movie.
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USA Today

By Andy Seiler
The script, based on a novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, is deeply dumb, depressingly derivative (ripping off "Planet of the...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Goes from being tediously terrible to downright gigglesome.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Just a lumbering, poorly photographed piece of derivative sci-fi drivel, full of grunting extras scampering around in animal pelts and more...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
One of the darkest, ugliest, most uninvolving and incomprehensible major-studio fantasies I've ever seen.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
With this kind of epic ineptitude -- hell, the flick is set in the year 3000 -- you go for "worst of the millennium."
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One of the Worst Movies Ever

By dramamamaz
Saw it years ago when it was first released. Walked out and got free tickets to another flick because the staff felt and saw our pain! Dark, long, boring and preachy!...

worst scifi film I have ever seen

By carnosaurfan101
this movie was terrible, this movie is filled with plot holes, bad writing, bad direction, horrible effects, cardboard characters, john travolta overacts through the entire movie, and the movie has...


By weirdalsimpsons
I'm a lover of movies but I couldn't finish this junk cause it was horrible. It would have been oh no but it was a nice look...

Possibly the worst movie I ever saw.

By ssarkar1020
Just to clarify, I never saw this in the theater. One of my good friends is a comedian, and will occasionally rent a bad movie to spoof it live for our benefit. (And to keep himself sharp.) It's...

A film to forget.

By roberson2013
The movie that destroyed the career of John Travolta....

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Rated PG-13 | For Sci-Fi Violence
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