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PG-13| 2 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman (Billy Bob Thornton) determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. (Ben Affleck), who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter (Liv Tyler), until the mission proves otherwise.

Cast: Bruce Willis , Billy Bob Thornton , Liv Tyler , Ben Affleck , Will Patton , Peter Stormare , Keith David , Steve Buscemi

Director: Michael Bay

Genres: Science fiction, Adventure, Action

Distributor: Touchstone Pictures, Buena Vista Pictures, Touchstone Home Video, Criterion Collection

Armageddon (1998)

Release Date: July 1st, 1998|2 hr. 30 min.

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    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    How do I hate Armageddon? Let me count the ways. show more

  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    There are barrages of fast cuts to distract us from the fact that the director is showing us no real action. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • November 15, 2009 Hi Bekka
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    Wonderful, amazing movie, although it could have done the job of depicting the dire situation without all the testosterone...but thats okay. a bit of a tear jerker toward the end and awesome special effects..very realistic....the movie was phenomenal...

  • August 24, 2008 Lil mikey 1012
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    AWSOME !!!! IT HAD AMAZING SPECIAL EFFECTS !! INCREDIBLE SCI - FI ACTION AND AN AMAZING STORY AND HOW THEY ACCOMPLISHED THE MISSION. AMAZING MOVIE

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It's the rare filmmaker who can admit when his movie doesn't turn out so well, and Michael Bay has joined that club -- sort of.In a recent interview promoting his latest project, "Pain and Gain," Bay...

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