Critics Consensus

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.



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Peter Berg produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane. -- (C) Universal


Taylor Kitsch
as Lt. Alex Hopper
Alexander Skarsgård
as Commander Stone Hopper
as Petty Officer Cora "Weps" Raikes
Tadanobu Asano
as Captain Yugi Nagata
Hamish Linklater
as Cal Zapata
Liam Neeson
as Admiral Shane
Peter MacNicol
as Secretary of Defense
John Tui
as Chief Petty Officer Walter "The Beast" Lynch
Jesse Plemons
as Boatswain Mate Seaman Jimmy "Ordy" Ord
Gregory D. Gadson
as Lieutenant Colonel Mick Canales
Jerry Ferrara
as Sampson JOOD Strodell
Adam Godley
as Dr. Nogrady
Rico McClinton
as Captain Browley
Joji Yoshida
as Chief Engineer Hiroki
Louis Lombardi
as Bartender
Dante Jimenez
as JPJ XO Mullenaro
Daven Arce
as JPJ Helmsman
Ralph Richardson
as JPJ Starboard Gunner
Biunca Love
Austin Naulity
as JPJ Fireman
Gregory Harvey
as JPJ Fireman
Andrew Serpas
as JPJ Armorer
Damien Parker
as JPJ Helibay Sailor
Carson Aune
as CIC Gunner
Doug Penty
as CIC Watch Supervisor
Josh Pence
as Combat Systems Coordinator
Jason Henderson
as Radar System Controller
Brint Terrell
as Chart Table Plotter
Brad Faucheux
as Chart Table Log Keeper
Dustin J. Reno
as Electronic Warfare Supervisor
John Schmotzer
as CIC Watch Officer
Peter Berg
as JPJ 2nd Gunner
Jonathon Groves
as JPJ Port Gunner
Lloyd Pitts
as JPJ Port Gunner
Ryan Tinio
as JPJ Radar Op
Allie Sillah
as JPJ Lead Helmsman
John Santiago
as JPJ Switchboard Operator
Kiley Margeson
as Gun Console Operator
Jeffrey Johns
as Surface Warfare Coordinator
Esther Solomon
as JPJ CIWS Operator
Kevin Garlington
as JPJ Air Warfare Coordinator
James Hadde
as JPJ Sailor
Pat Lancaster
as JPJ Sailor
Jordan Kirkwood
as JPJ Sailor
Jane Dubiel
as JPJ Sailor
John Weaver
as JPJ Sailor
Mark Lindquist
as JPJ Sailor
Phil Neilson
as JPJ Sailor
Dane Justman
as Sampson OOD
Dustin Watchman
as Sampson Helmsman
Drew Rausch
as Sampson XO
Ryland Reamy
as Sampson CIC TAO
Donald Willcutt
as Sampson Starboard Lookout
Eli Miranda
as Sampson Boatswain
Joshua Demuth
as Sampson Port Lookout
Thomas Grieser
as Sampson Watch Officer
Chris Darling
as Sampson OS DA
Tyrone Gregg
as Sampson Gunner
Brian Hirono
as Myoko OOD
Nobuharu Harada
as Myoko JOOD
Masaomi Uchida
as Myoko Helmsman
Kyle Ken Shimabukuro
as Myoko Radar Operator
Masashi Takekawa
as Myoko Starboard Lookout
Rick Hoffman
as Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Stephen Baldini
as State Department Official
Bill Stinchcomb
as Marine Commandant
Bruce Mandell
as Army Chief of Staff
Gary Grubbs
as Air Force Chief of Staff
Dave Jensen
as NASA Director
Michael S. Meldman
as Commander Meldman
George Arine
as Japanese Vice Admiral
Bill McMullen
as JPL Supervisor
Joe Chrest
as JPL Controller
Benjamin Lloyd
as Officer Blake
Billy Slaughter
as BIP Technician
Griff Furst
as BIP HQ Controller #2
Terri Battee
as BIP Journalist
Angelo Denova
as BIP Journalist
Colby Parker, Jr.
as BIP Scientist
Geoff Clayton
as BIP Scientist
David Kors
as BIP Scientist
Christopher McGahan
as Cal's Jr. Tech
Kerry Cahill
as Cal's Female Colleague
Liz Wicker
as Female Newscaster
Michelle Arthur
as British Newscaster
Natalia Castellanos
as Spanish Newscaster
Dan Cooke
as Hawaiian Newscaster
Leni Ito
as Japanese Newscaster
George O'Hanlon Jr.
as Tourist Guide
Evan Bernard
as Fat Guy at Bar
Robin Atkin Downes
as Soccer Announcer
Frank Cassavetes
as Grizzled Gunner
Rami Malek
as Watch Officer
Kyle Clements
as Regent Sea Commander
James Ward
as Old Salt
John Bell
as Angus
Michael Vernon
as CAREN Technician
Adrian Bellani
as Ensign Chavez
Frank J. Doyle
as Soccer Ref
Zach Selwyn
as Soccer Announcer
Leonard Rogers
as Japanese Goalie
Clarence Greenwood
as Singer at Bar
Cora Yamagata
as Convenience Store Owner
Tom McCurdy
as Admiral Shane's Aide
Robert Hotalen
as Marine Aide
Ray Mabus
as Reagan CO
Marissa Nordhelm
as Reagan Radar Operator
Ronald Chavez
as Commander Rivera
Legrand Strickland
as Wounded Warrior
Jason Wilken
as Director of Rehabilitation
Garrett Lynch
as Old Salt
Drew Edward Hunter
as Old Salt TAO
John Culkin
as Old Salt RO
Hiram Fong
as Old Salt Navigator
Larry Wegger
as Old Salt WO
Dallas Kane Hewitt
as POFC Dallas
Adam Sibley
as SCAT Team Member
James Rish
as SCAT Team
Wesley Phelps
as Tourist Kid
Marcus Lyle Brown
as Regent Land Commander
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  • Feb 03, 2016
    What the hell are aliens doing in a movie called Battleship? Really quite stupid.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Sep 07, 2014
    You know how they say you can't polish a turd? Well, I'd like to respectfully disagree, because that's exactly what Peter Berg has done with Battleship. It's an abysmal trek through stupidity and mind-numbery, but it's always pretty to look at. Universal clearly made Berg take Michael Bay 101, but it just isn't the same. I know this isn't going to make me any friends, but I like most of Bay's films (most). Bay knows how to frame and follow action. His characters can be poorly written, but his films always have a decent cast. Maybe I'm forgetting, but there's no equivalent to Rihanna in any of his films. She's so terrible in a film full of terrible performances that I had to single her out. This movie just gives me a headache. Rihanna's acting skills are no joke though, but somehow they still make me laugh. I guess if there are any positives to this film, they'd be the humanoid alien designs, which are cool when they aren't wearing Halo armor, and Brooklyn Decker. That's about it. Classic line: "You aren't going to sink this battleship. No way."
    Ryan R Super Reviewer
  • Feb 24, 2014
    Surprisingly okay for a film based on a game as plotless as Battleship. My favourite part was when they actually played it.
    vieras e Super Reviewer
  • Nov 12, 2013
    Excellent film d'action. On retrouve vraiment le jeu BattleShip :)
    Marc-André B Super Reviewer

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