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The Core Reviews

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Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
March 5, 2005
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
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
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
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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May 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Szymanski
April 27, 2003
The feeling that you've seen this all before when you sit down to watch "The Core" is not some intensely psychic deja vu. You have seen this before, if you've watched any of the potboiler sci-fi Jules Verne films like "Fantastic Voyage," "20,000 Leagues U
David Keyes
April 14, 2003
...a generally watchable but somewhat disjointed effort that always knows where it is going, even if the destination itself lacks all the luster of a true disaster epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 9, 2003
When we are living in a post-terrorism era (and in a current war situation), it's kind of nice to sit down and watch a movie in which everyone is worrying about something we in the audience really don't have to worry about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 7, 2003
Apesar de abusar na utilização de clichês, o roteiro de O Núcleo possui a grande vantagem de saber rir de si mesmo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Tunison
Boxoffice Magazine
April 7, 2003
Good, silly fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric D. Snider
April 5, 2003
There are the expected heroics and martyrdoms, quarrels and resolutions, one-liners and kisses. It is not ... subtle, and it's too long, but it is a decent bit of silly fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
April 4, 2003
Boosted by a fine cast that manages to sell Layne's purple script, the movie never really seems to stop. It just keeps going, just keeps drilling, just keeps moving, offering a wild ride in the process, one that's just absurd enough to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
April 1, 2003
A dumb, insanely predictable apocalyptic thriller that somehow manages to be enormously entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/4

Film Threat
April 1, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
March 31, 2003
Enjoy the ride and consider this mindless entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
November 9, 2011
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 24, 2003

Boston Phoenix
July 2, 2003

Sydney Morning Herald
June 20, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
June 8, 2003
Top Critic
April 22, 2003
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
April 22, 2003

April 20, 2003
April 20, 2003

Premiere Magazine
April 1, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
April 1, 2003
March 31, 2003
Wilson Morales
March 29, 2003
Some science fiction films are supposed to be fun. These are throw away films; films to take to your mind away from the things we face in real life. Go with this thought and you will enjoy The Core. If not, then this film is a complete mess with no hope

This is London
March 29, 2003
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Stephanie Zacharek
March 28, 2003

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2003
March 28, 2003
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 28, 2003
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