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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The battle in Battle: Los Angeles is grab-the-armrest tense until the last seconds. show more

  • 50
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    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. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • NA
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 40
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 20
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    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. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    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. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    It's the sort of film that's entertaining while you're in the theater. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

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

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Watching Battle Los Angeles is akin to observing someone else play a video game with top-notch production values. For a while, it's fun, but immersion is born of involvement. show more

  • March 02, 2012 zak2701
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    i thought it was an good and on the edge of your seat film

  • November 16, 2011 dougvhead
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    fun ride

  • July 11, 2011 mm00000000052500
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    Great movie although i didnt like how much the camera shakes in the beginning of the movie you never get a really good look at the aliens :(

  • July 10, 2011 xw00000000094425
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    9 out 10 not bad

  • July 08, 2011 trondajo2
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    omg.. this is bad. and the fx you ask? no comment.... need cold shower.

  • July 07, 2011 yg00000000094939
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    A moving tail of a front line grunt unit, facing aliens from another planet, a must for those who served in the armed forces & for those who never faced combat. Geronimo/Semper Fi

  • July 01, 2011 Tletteer01
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    Probably the worst alien invasion movie ever. Boring, stupid and noisy.

  • June 23, 2011 qx00000000093384
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    The aliens are the gayest things i have ever seen. They look like drones from a family guy starwars episode. Horrid, I was told this movie was good by a drunk friend. HORRID

  • June 17, 2011 bigbobsh2o
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    I thought it was good. Worth renting and checking out for sure.

  • June 03, 2011 mondo
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    A moving tail of a front line grunt unit, facing aliens from another planet, a must for those who served in the armed forces & for those who never faced combat. Geronimo/Semper Fi

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