Decent disaster movie for teens.
| Original Score: 3/5
You know a movie is in trouble when a cow provides its only moment of authentic human interest.
Extreme-weather buffs, thrill-ride junkies and anyone else in search of mindless entertainment need look no further.
| Original Score: 3/4
Even more than with most of Michael Crichton's concoctions, this one conveys the overwhelming impression of a mechanical entertainment, a very high concept in which the characters and their problems seem like utterly arbitrary creations.
The action starts in the opening frame and never lets up.
It may not be fashionable to like Twister, but darn if it isn't an entertaining electro-shock of action cinema.
Surely the only movie to ever suggest a dumbed-down His Girl Friday, Road Runner cartoon, and The Abyss simultaneously
| Original Score: 1.5/4
When it sticks to kinetically portraying the sheer oddness of the tornadic phenomenon, Twister is a breeze. When it tries to recreate Hawks, it falls gracelessly from the green sky.
| Original Score: 2/4
The plot is thin and the characters are shallow. But who cares! The picture and sound are knockouts.
| Original Score: 7/10
Twister isn't the brilliant machine that Speed was, but it often packs a comparable wallop.
| Original Score: 4/5
Effects apart, this is dire: predictable, clichéd, sloppily written, pitifully performed and surprisingly short of real shocks and suspense.
I am going to recommend Twister for three reasons.
Ugh. Not even a passable popcorn pic, I'm afraid.
| Original Score: 5/10
Special-effects highlight this Jan DeBont-directed blockbuster that's ruined by cliched plotting and irritating characters.
| Original Score: 4/10
About as much fun as watching a weather report.
| Original Score: C
An excellent example of what the Hollywood F/X blockbuster has become -- all show and very little substance.
| Original Score: C+
Formulaic writing is more than made up for by awesome visceral thrills.
Enjoy every cow flying, tractor crashing frame. (published 5-17-96)
| Original Score: A-
Even though the plot is more predictable than the path of a tornado, it's still exciting entertainment.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
A furiously paced and fantastically fierce series of tornadoes, each one more intense and more amazing than the last, offer enough exhaustion and thrills for even the most jaded moviegoer.
| Original Score: 3/4