icon Film Profile: Armageddon - (1998)
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6.4/10 Stars
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3.5/10 Stars
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"The Earth's Darkest Day Will Be Man's Finest Hour"


  • Director: Michael Bay
  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy,
  • Studio: Touchstone Pictures
  • Subtitled | Widescreen | Duration: 155 Mins

In light of 2001's Pearl Harbor, this megabucks popcorn-spiller from producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay is revealed to be a witty, postmodern exercise (by comparison anyway). There's a meteor "the size of Texas" heading for Earth - as indeed there was in Deep Impact, released the same year - and it's up to Bruce Willis and his motley oil-drilling gang ("the Wrong Stuff") to blast off and save us all. In hallmark Bruckheimer style, it's flashy, overwrought and excessive, but there's a knowing irony in the committee-written script and in the performances of Willis, Billy Bob Thornton and Steve Buscemi. The loved-up subplot is a low point but, within such an expert thrill ride, it's not the end of the world.
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Cast List:
Harry S Stamper : Bruce Willis
Dan Truman : Billy Bob Thornton
A J Frost : Ben Affleck
Grace Stamper : Liv Tyler
General Kimsey : Keith David
Walter Clark : Chris Ellis
Ronald Quincy : Jason Isaacs
Charles "Chick" Chapple : Will Patton
Rockhound : Steve Buscemi
Max Lennert : Ken Campbell
Colonel William Sharp : William Fichtner
Co-Pilot Jennifer Watts : Jessica Steen
Oscar Choi : Owen Wilson
Jayotis "Bear" Kurleenbear : Michael Clarke Duncan
Lev Andropov : Peter Stormare
Dottie : Grace Zabriskie
Narrator : Charlton Heston

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