• The Core
    2 minutes 29 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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The Core Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A magical film: it never runs out of new and delightful ways to be completely inane.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 2/10

December 23, 2012
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This is a big, dumb, explosion movie.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 28, 2010
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

'The only truly interesting aspect found in "The Core" is Jon Amiel's thoughts as to what the inner parts of Earth might look like.'

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

March 31, 2005
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

If something isn't done soon, the earth as we know it (love that cliché) will destroy itself. Who do you call? Core busters!

Full Review | Original Score: B

October 15, 2004
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Should be a sci-fi screenwriter's dream; but this dream is more like one that Michael Crichton would have than Jules Verne, and there's not a breath of imagination on display

Full Review Source: F5 (Wichita, KS) | Original Score: 2/5

July 6, 2004

'Look out! It's diamonds big as Cape Cod!' No, they're large black blobs that the CGI guys clearly didn't have time to fill in with vector graphics. No need for alarm.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 8, 2004
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

The Core ain’t your grandma’s journey to the center of the earth.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

February 12, 2004
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

The Core is really nothing more than a special effects show, but for the most part, they aren't exactly special.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 6, 2004
Terri Clark
Apollo Guide

A disaster film with a high calibre cast, atrocious, inane dialogue, unspectacular special effects and questionable science. But fun nonetheless.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 68/100

October 27, 2003
David Foucher
EDGE Boston

Hillary Swank and Aaron Eckhart lead the latest adventure to save the world from natural forces... YAWN.

Full Review Source: EDGE Boston | Original Score: D+

October 7, 2003
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

A mostly static excursion with a weak premise when it comes to explaining what went wrong with the planet, and an even weaker remedy offered for making it right again.

Full Review Source: Long Island Press

September 16, 2003
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Something almost gleeful in the way it recounts disasters such as the San Francisco Bridge being roasted by cosmic rays . . .

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page

September 11, 2003
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week

Any glutton for big screen mayhem will agree that beholding the Golden Gate Bridge fry like an ant underneath a magnifying glass is alone well worth top theatre dollar

Full Review Source: Peterborough This Week | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 17, 2003
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

The Core has a crackerjack ticking-clock momentum that builds with a what-could-possibly-go-wrong-next vibe.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

June 27, 2003
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)

Switch off, space out, and go where no self-respecting film lover has gone before.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

June 8, 2003
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

What the film suffers from is a lack of direction, a lackadaisical pace and effects that don't get the blood pumping.

Full Review Source: Cinema Sight | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 8, 2003
Todd Gilchrist

Amiel's film is a messy, speculative chamber piece augmented by indistinct visual effects and performances that seem to be playing directly to the blue-screen backgrounds instead of to the actors who were hired to make the highfalutin conceit plausible.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

June 4, 2003
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Call it Armageddon inside out.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

May 20, 2003

'Simple película palomera de la cual no se van a acordar nada a los cinco minutos de haber abandonado la sala de proyección'

Full Review Source: Moviola | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 12, 2003
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

The big letdown are the stultifying visuals that look more like 80's theme park motion-ride effects. Now boarding Core Tours!

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: C+

May 7, 2003
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