The Perfect Storm Reviews

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Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
April 24, 2001
An awfully good film
| Original Score: B+
Chris Phillips
Movieline
April 17, 2001
The storm itself has more personality than anything else on screen.
Andrew O'Hehir
Sight and Sound
April 17, 2001
A great tragedy suffocated by tyrannical sentimentality
Andrew Howe
eFilmCritic.com
April 2, 2001
Drags the viewer, willingly or not, into the heart of the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Exciting, engaging, and, at times, majestic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A well-crafted example of a film of pure sensation
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Have you ever wondered, while contemplating your aundry spinning, what it would be like to be trapped in the rinse cycle? Well, now we know.
Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
A solid, rather than breathtaking, picture.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Despite the film's forgone conclusion, director Petersen maintains the suspense.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
The most realistic and horrifying storm ever put to celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Quite slow from the gate to half, where it rushes like a waterfall to the near end, it's a stirring ride, but not a must see film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
Commendably ambitious and genuinely exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Paul Powell
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
The sights and sounds of The Halloween Storm are staggering. It is fearsome. It is awesome. It's as scary as hell.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
A rare treat in a summer movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Overcomes a slow start and overly predictable sub-plots to create a thrilling and affecting experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A perfectly told tale of humans courageously facing nature's fury.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
January 1, 2000
More like "The Perfect Bore"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
The Perfect Storm is incredibly absorbing and tremendously exciting and its one of my favorite, if not one of the best, of the year 2000.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
For once, we have a film in which the FX guys dominate and yet, human truth and drama shine through.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Nearly a perfect film
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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