Release Date: May 18, 2012
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Peter Berg
Screenwriter: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
It may offer energetic escapism for less demanding filmgoers, but Battleship is too loud, poorly written, and formulaic to justify its expense -- and a lot less fun than its source material.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"I never thought I'd be saying this, but I enjoyed it."
Kam Williams, AALBC.com
"The epitome of a summer blockbuster: a dizzying display of derring-do, patriotism and fearlessness in the face of an overwhelming alien invasion on the high seas. And the guy even gets the girl!"
Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com
"Big loud stupid dopey shameless cliched overbearing and did I mention stupid?"
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