An asteroid the size of Texas is heading directly toward Earth at 22,000 mph. NASA's executive director, Dan Truman, has only one option - to send up a crew to destroy the asteroid. He enlists the help of Harry S. Stamper - the world's foremost deep core oil driller - Show more... and Stamper's roughneck team of drillers to land on the asteroid, drill into its surface, and drop a nuclear device.
Todd McCarthy Bruce Willis saves the world but can't save "Armageddon."
Geoff Andrew This idiotic film is loud, boorish and smart enough to relish its own lunkhead bravado...
Charles Taylor Bay loves to place the camera in the path of meteors or pieces of spaceships or airborne cars. Did one of these projectiles conk him on his noggin? Is that why "Armageddon" is so utterly and thoroughly incompetent?
Peter Travers I hate Armageddon for what it is: the unholy spawn of The Dirty Dozen and Con Air.
Kenneth Turan Sporadically watchable, it's at its best at those infrequent moments when it doesn't take itself too seriously.
Sean Means It delivers the thrill-ride twists and turns, exciting but not surprising.
David Edelstein Along with the rest of the audience, I jumped when I was meant to jump, laughed when I was meant to laugh, and swallowed a lump in my throat when I was meant to feel moved.
Richard Schickel ...doesn't give a hoot about making a deep, humanistic impact on us.
Tom Keogh ...why couldn't the film have tapped into a more noble and stylish tradition? Why couldn't these men have been interesting instead of cartoons?
John Hartl The only compelling lure is the special effects, which are sometimes impressive, sometimes transparent, yet somehow always inadequate to the apocalyptic task at hand.
Robert Horton There are many things to dislike about Armageddon, from its stunningly straight-faced Charlton Heston introduction to its casual contempt for the Greenpeace activists protesting the drilling of oil wells