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

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The Core Reviews

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Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

December 30, 2006
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic | Original Score: 3/5

March 5, 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
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
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
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 8, 2003

Newsday
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Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

May 28, 2003
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

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

Full Review Source: Zap2it.com

April 27, 2003
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

...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 Source: Cinemaphile.org | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 14, 2003
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

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 Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

April 9, 2003
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Apesar de abusar na utilização de clichês, o roteiro de O Núcleo possui a grande vantagem de saber rir de si mesmo.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 3/5

April 7, 2003
Michael Tunison
Boxoffice Magazine

Good, silly fun.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 7, 2003
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

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 Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: B-

April 5, 2003
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

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 Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: B

April 4, 2003
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

A dumb, insanely predictable apocalyptic thriller that somehow manages to be enormously entertaining.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 1, 2003

Film Threat

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

April 1, 2003
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Enjoy the ride and consider this mindless entertainment.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 6/10

March 31, 2003
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
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October 18, 2008

Time Out
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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
PopMatters
June 8, 2003
David Edelstein
Slate
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April 22, 2003
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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April 22, 2003

Guardian
April 20, 2003
April 20, 2003

Premiere Magazine
April 1, 2003
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
April 1, 2003

FilmFour.com
March 31, 2003
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com

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

Full Review Source: BlackFilm.com

March 29, 2003

This is London
March 29, 2003
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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March 28, 2003

Baltimore Sun
March 28, 2003

ComingSoon.net
March 28, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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March 28, 2003
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