Battle: Los Angeles

Battle: Los Angeles

By Jonathan Liebesman

  • Genre: Action & Adventure
  • Release Date: 2011-03-08
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Director: Jonathan Liebesman
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 1,449 Ratings


For years, there have been documented cases of UFO sightings around the world – Buenos Aires, Seoul, France, Germany, China. But in 2011, what were once just sightings will become a terrifying reality when Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a line in the sand as they take on an enemy unlike any they've ever encountered before.




  • Fantastic science fiction

    By StoryDelver
    Good solid sf. I really enjoyed this movie and own it. It's good enough to watch again. In an age of the stupidty of super heros (men in stupid outfits, seriously?) how can you pan a serious attempt at real science fiction. Sure it's a little cheesy and the dialog isn't great you can't have aliens every time and even aliens suffered from some serious cheese in places.
  • Way better than expected

    By berry7422
    I expected this movie to be entertaining. But it honestly was 100x better than I could've imagined definitely a repeat watch!
  • Loved this film!

    By Berner22
    So well done! I really enjoyed the intensity and rawness that this film brings. It makes me feel like I'm in the battle with them.

    By Reed bell
    Can't wait for the sequel!!! This movie is amazing, and really gets you involved!
  • Awesome!

    By Terry204612
    I loved this movie! One of the best Alien movies I've seen in a long long time. I really hope they make a sequel.
  • worst military sci-fi ever

    By RobertFrost10
    I couldn’t even finish watching it. Worst military sci-fi film I’ve watched all year.
  • This movie gets so shafted by the 'pro' critics.

    By Brentomdavis
    Seriously, did these 'professional' critics even check to see what the director was looking to do with the movie before they watched it? This is NOT your typical sci fi alien invasion flick. Those tell the story of one guy, usually a civilian, during an alien invasion of a race so far ahead of us it's no contest. I will tell you right now. This movie is a movie made like a WAR DOCUMENTARY. The aliens are stated to be just barely ahead of us in technology. Sit back and enjoy the ride.
  • Don't Rent This Film

    By Addybakes
    There are plenty of phenomenal war or sci-fi or sci-fi/war films out there to watch that have compelling storylines and characters and action. This movie is not one of them. Cardboard. Uninspiring. Worse than cliché for the genre. Do yourself a favor and watch a better film like q
  • Excellent!

    By MrTrizzle_
    A well made movie that is not your typical cliché. This one is not for nerds that dress up for Star Wars! Good news is they are probably the only ones that will give this a bad review other than the critics who obviously didn't even give it a chance. Sorry nerds, go watch Star Trek reruns.
  • Good Fun!

    By renegade__knight
    Battle LA is simply entertaining. It has some unique elements to it to make it interesting and standout and somewhat original from other Alien invasion movies. The acting is good - somewhat hit and miss but all-in-all watchable. But this movie isn’t about Oscar worthy performances. The aliens are unique looking and pretty cool. Of course, the premise behind the alien invasion is not very original. But the movie is not about the originality of why the aliens are invading. The premise of the movie lies within the unit of soldiers fighting and surviving the alien invasion and sticking strong together despite the adversities and differences there are. The action is fun and exciting. Some intense moments but nothing so suspenseful that it will have you jumping in your seats or sitting on the edge holding your breath or yelling at the screen. I like intense films. This movie has intense moments but the level of intensity was not as high as I might have liked. But nonetheless, I still enjoyed it. The story and different plots were simple but good. The film introduces you to different key characters. It shows you various things that each character is facing at the moment of the invasion - some are moments of adversity and some are good and happy moments (such as preparing for a wedding). Overall, I enjoy the movie. I own the movie on blu-ray and I have watched it multiple times. It doesn’t have very high ratings on Tomatoes or IMDB but don’t let that scare you from a fun movie.