The Core Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 5, 2015
...pervasive mediocrity...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 23, 2012
A magical film: it never runs out of new and delightful ways to be completely inane.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
This is a big, dumb, explosion movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
March 31, 2005
'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 | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 15, 2004
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
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
July 6, 2004
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
March 8, 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 | Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 12, 2004
The Core ain’t your grandma’s journey to the center of the earth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
The Core is really nothing more than a special effects show, but for the most part, they aren't exactly special.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Terri Clark
Apollo Guide
October 27, 2003
A disaster film with a high calibre cast, atrocious, inane dialogue, unspectacular special effects and questionable science. But fun nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
October 7, 2003
Hillary Swank and Aaron Eckhart lead the latest adventure to save the world from natural forces... YAWN.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
September 16, 2003
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.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
September 11, 2003
Something almost gleeful in the way it recounts disasters such as the San Francisco Bridge being roasted by cosmic rays . . .
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
July 17, 2003
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 27, 2003
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
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
June 8, 2003
Switch off, space out, and go where no self-respecting film lover has gone before.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 8, 2003
What the film suffers from is a lack of direction, a lackadaisical pace and effects that don't get the blood pumping.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Todd Gilchrist
FilmStew.com
June 4, 2003
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.
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Call it Armageddon inside out.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
May 12, 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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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