Box art for Battle: Los Angeles

Battle: Los Angeles

action & adventure, drama, sci-fi & fantasy, thrillers


A Marine platoon faces off against an alien invasion in Los Angeles.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    35%
  • Audience Score
    48%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sex
0 out of 5
Violence
4 out of 5

Violent alien invasion movie is a waste of time.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this violent alien invasion film is more or less a war movie in disguise, with constant fighting and shooting, explosions, death, and blood. Between the violence and the strong language (including "f--k" and many uses of "s--t"), it pushes as far as it can get with its PG-13 rating. All of that said, although the movie isn't very good, some of the characters do behave admirably and could be considered positive role models who work well together.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's extreme violence, fighting, and death. Is it necessary to the story? Does it send any particular message?
  • Is the movie scary? Would it have been scarier or less scary if it had shown more of the aliens?
  • What's the appeal of alien invasion movies? Do they play on any real-life fears?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: ..the real problem with this picture, shaky-cam visuals aside... is its insistent, talky, unnecessary earnestness, which adds a good fifteen minutes of flab to the picture...

- Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies, Thursday, March 10, 2011

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Well I went in not expecting a great super movie. What I got was 2 hours of Halo :) A combination of Black Hawk Down style war movie with Halo aliens. It was a solid fun two hours. I enjoyed it. Many others will not but for me I looked past the cliched characters to just enjoy the action and the explosions. It was a fun sci-fi action ride. Go in with high expectations and you may be disappointed. Go in with your eyes on some popcorn fun and you will be delightfully surprised.

- jmanard52, Sunday, March 13, 2011

3 stars

Well I went in not expecting a great super movie. What I got was 2 hours of Halo :) A combination of Black Hawk Down style war movie with Halo aliens. It was a solid fun two hours. I enjoyed it. Many others will not but for me I looked past the cliched characters to just enjoy the action and the explosions. It was a fun sci-fi action ride. Go in with high expectations and you may be disappointed. Go in with your eyes on some popcorn fun and you will be delightfully surprised.

- jmanard52, Sunday, March 13, 2011

3 stars

Well I went in not expecting a great super movie. What I got was 2 hours of Halo :) A combination of Black Hawk Down style war movie with Halo aliens. It was a solid fun two hours. I enjoyed it. Many others will not but for me I looked past the cliched characters to just enjoy the action and the explosions. It was a fun sci-fi action ride. Go in with high expectations and you may be disappointed. Go in with your eyes on some popcorn fun and you will be delightfully surprised.

- jmanard52, Sunday, March 13, 2011