2012

2012

39%

Opening

33% The Other Woman Apr 25
27% Brick Mansions Apr 25
48% The Quiet Ones Apr 25
90% Locke Apr 25
74% The Machine Apr 25

Top Box Office

89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier $25.6M
49% Heaven Is for Real $22.5M
47% Rio 2 $22.2M
18% Transcendence $10.9M
9% A Haunted House 2 $8.8M
62% Draft Day $5.7M
40% Divergent $5.6M
71% Oculus $5.2M
77% Noah $5.0M
89% Bears $4.8M

Coming Soon

76% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 May 02
—— Walk Of Shame May 02
100% Neighbors May 09
—— Godzilla May 16
—— X-Men: Days of Future Past May 23

Premieres Tonight

54% Bad Teacher: Season 1
43% Black Box: Season 1
—— Moone Boy: Season 2

New Episodes Tonight

—— Anger Management: Season 2
100% The Big Bang Theory: Season 7
100% Elementary: Season 2
100% Grey's Anatomy: Season 10
46% The Millers: Season 1
100% Parks and Recreation: Season 6
100% Portlandia: Season 4
55% Reign: Season 1
0% Saint George: Season 1
73% Sirens: Season 1
68% Surviving Jack: Season 1
—— Two and a Half Men: Season 11
100% The Vampire Diaries: Season 5
92% Vikings: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

72% The 100: Season 1
97% The Americans: Season 2
100% Arrow: Season 2
—— Baby Daddy: Season 3
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
100% Legit: Season 2
—— Melissa & Joey: Season 3
—— The Middle: Season 5
36% Mixology: Season 1
83% Modern Family: Season 5
—— The Soul Man: Season 3
—— Suburgatory: Season 3

2012 Reviews

Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 1/5

November 18, 2011
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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Cusack, with his one-of-the-guys face and his nice way with child actors, does creditable work as an Average American Dad trying to put things right.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

September 7, 2011
Laremy Legel
Film.com
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2012 is the rare case of a bad film that I'm nevertheless obliged to recommend you see.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: B-

May 6, 2011
Sara Vilkomerson
New York Observer
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2012 is reminiscent of yesteryear '80s shlock-tastic blockbusters -- total popcorn entertainment with ridiculous dialogue and impossible situations and special effects that will boggle the brain for a good two-plus hours.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

December 7, 2009
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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The worst sins of dialogue are visited upon the wonderfully soulful Chiwetel Ejiofor, who has to remind creepy government types that those massive high-tech arks are for all of us, not just the rich and powerful.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

November 18, 2009
A.O. Scott
At the Movies
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Even though this movie's running time of two and a half hours is about one hour too long, there's still some pretty cool disaster stuff on the way.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 16, 2009
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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2012 is so long, and its special effects are at once so outrageous and so thunderously predictable, that by the time I lurched from the theatre I felt that three years had actually passed and that the apocalypse was due any second.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

November 16, 2009
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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[Nothing] will give you more respect for how difficult it is to be an actor than watching top talent like John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet and Oliver Platt struggling to treat the film's ungodly language and situations with perfect seriousness.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 13, 2009
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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As always in Emmerich's rollicking Armageddons, the cannon speaks with an expensive bang, while the fodder gets afforded nary a whimper.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

November 13, 2009
Tom Long
Detroit News
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This is fear-mongering, sentimental, horror show shtick, but it's also fairly competent, making 2012 a work of awful efficiency

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

November 13, 2009
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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[J]ust as the cyclones and tsunamis of The Day After Tomorrow ultimately succumbed to a bad case of narrative frostbite, 2012's ludicrous thrills begin burning themselves out by the movie's midpoint.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

November 13, 2009
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
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If the viewer were ever invited to think or feel about what's happening on-screen, the movie's wow-whoa-ain't-it-cool momentum would collapse in a heap of horrific preposterousness.

| Original Score: 2/5

November 13, 2009
Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
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As you might expect with director Roland Emmerich, the movie isn't a patch on the trailer.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

November 13, 2009
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Despite the frenetic action scenes, the movie sags, done in by multiple story lines that undercut one another and by the heaviness of its conceit.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 13, 2009
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
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Bigger, louder, crazier and more wildly exhilarating than anything previously attempted.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 4/5

November 13, 2009
Dan Kois
Washington Post
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The crowning achievement in Emmerich's long, profitable career as a destroyer of worlds.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/4

November 13, 2009
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Only a movie critic without a sense of humor would question whether you could really drive a limo straight through a collapsing skyscraper...or whether the Dalai Lama really owns a pickup truck.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

November 13, 2009
Randy Myers
San Jose Mercury News
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Preposterous? You bet. But 2012 delivers the disaster-movie goods better than any other popcorn movie we've seen since the '80s.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 3/4

November 13, 2009
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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This oafish epic about the End of Days -- as predicted by the Mayan calendar -- operates in a dead zone roughly equidistant between parody and idiocy.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

November 13, 2009
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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I could fairly describe the 2012 plot as follows: The highest-paid members of an indifferent cast survive the massive floods and giant fireballs that cause our planet's destruction.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 13, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The movie is an undeniable visual spectacle, but just as unequivocally a cheesy, ridiculous story.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

November 13, 2009
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Beware 2012, which works the dubious miracle of almost matching Transformers 2 for sheer, cynical, mind-numbing, time-wasting, money-draining, soul-sucking stupidity.

Full Review Source: Rolling Stone | Original Score: 1/4

November 12, 2009
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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The effects are expensive-looking and impressive enough while you're watching them, although whatever awe they inspire doesn't last long: When you've seen one Washington Monument fall to bits, you've seen them all.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

November 12, 2009
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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People talk about "formula" almost always as a pejorative, but formulas get to be formulas because they work, and there's something to be said for a formula picture done almost to perfection.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

November 12, 2009
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Films of this sort are plotted shish kebab style: disaster, change of scenery, new disaster. But on the level of spectacle, 2012 is top-notch.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 12, 2009
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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Hollywood's most successful one-trick pony, Emmerich claims to favor "human stories" over end-of-the-world spectacle, but watching 2012 is like watching a sausage machine explode.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 12, 2009
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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I found myself reaching for a phantom video-game controller to help Our Heroes and Heroine defy certain death.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 12, 2009
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Actors say silly lines with deadly seriousness. Exposition is wielded like a sledgehammer. All you can do is grit your teeth and wait for the next wave of destruction.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

November 12, 2009
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A state-of-the-art multiplex three-ring circus whose special effects stagger the senses and play like a video game, whose human drama aims for the cosmic and lands waist-deep in the Big Silly.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

November 12, 2009
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Any sentient viewer will be able to predict every lumpy twist of this ludicrous, fitfully enjoyable movie.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 12, 2009
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
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(Many) will decry "2012" as a plotless, illogical, clichéd, demented popcorn flick (because it is), but this is that rare case where the apocalypse, at least in terms of big-budget blown-up spectacle movie-making, is hardly the end of the world.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 3/5

November 12, 2009
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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Perhaps writer-director Roland Emmerich was hoping for a so-bad-it's-good cult status with his latest disaster flick.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1/4

November 12, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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If, as is believed in certain fringe circles, the world will come to an end in 2012, at least there will be no more movies like this one made.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 12, 2009
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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I quite enjoyed the experience, at least the first five or six hours of it. 2012 is not simply the last disaster movie you ever need to see. It's the last movie you ever need to see.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

November 12, 2009
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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There are times when 2012 feels as if it is not going to end until 2012...

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

November 12, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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This is fun. 2012 delivers what it promises, and since no sentient being will buy a ticket expecting anything else, it will be, for its audiences, one of the most satisfactory films of the year.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

November 12, 2009
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel...like I have a headache.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1.5/5

November 12, 2009
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Guilty pleasures don't come guiltier than 2012.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 11, 2009
Jake Coyle
Associated Press
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For too much of the 2 1/2-hour 2012, the end is not near.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

November 11, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Are we meant to applaud when skyscrapers topple and ships capsize, with tiny digital faceless bodies plummeting into the void? You make the disaster this real and it's not entertaining or chilling.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 11, 2009
Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
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The two-hour-and-40-minute 2012 is overstuffed with special-effects, but the Curtis clan's mad dash out of town is the closest the movie gets to actually being fun.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 10, 2009
Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
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Eye-popping special effects ensure that this movie will be a smash hit, and while it's entertaining for most of its excessive running time, the cheesy script fails to live up to the grandeur of the physical production.

November 10, 2009
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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On any level other than as sheer visual sensation, 2012 is a joke, for the simple reason that it has no point of view.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 10, 2009
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