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Battle: Los Angeles

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Jonathan Liebesman

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About the Movie

For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 201
  • Fresh: 70
  • Rotten: 131
  • Average Rating: 4.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: If the talk had been surgically removed, leaving only the sights and sounds of combat, this could have been a striking, semiabstract display of aggressive energy; as it is, any viewer over twelve will go for the laughs. – Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Mar 21, 2011

Rotten: Terminally stupid. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Reader, Dec 6, 2011

Rotten: This film feels so much like a videogame your hands keep reaching for controllers -- shoot the aliens, shoot the aliens, shoot the aliens. – Tom Long, Detroit News, Mar 11, 2011

Rotten: Excitement? Not so much. – Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, Jun 6, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Amazingly suspenseful

An amazing movie that kept me on my toes the entire time, suspenseful action makes you wonder what the next turn around the corner beholds. It's Kill or be Killed when the human race is at stake!

Extremely Entertaining!

Critics can be quite a bugger sometimes. "Battle: La" is an action-packed, suspenseful, heart-felt movie that never got boring.
Aaron Eckhart gave a wonderful performance as the lead. If I have any complaints about the movie though, it would be that the supporting cast was much less believable than Aaron, though that still doesn't make them likeable as characters.
The story was criticized for its 'unbelievable' story line. Well, aliens invading earth is in and of itself an unbelievable storyline, but that's why they call this stuff "science-fiction" now isn't it? If you want the laws of physics to apply to this, then this isn't your film. But if your willing to let it go and get with the "fiction" program, then you will have an awesome time with this.
The action sequences rocked out loud. The visuals were pretty believable and non-stop. It manages to blend with the story so the dialogue scenes are not boring.
So bottom line is, this isn't "The King's Speech" or "The Social Network", but it remains one of the most entertaining movies of the year so far. As far as things go on the thril-meter, I'd give this two thumbs up, but as a movie altogether, I'll settle with just a thumbs up.
"Marines don't quit" - Aaron Eckhart


great movie great actors 5 stars *****