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The Perfect Storm Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Scary and sad are the main concerns here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 20, 2008
An expertly crafted Hollywod entertainment...[constructed] as a series of grippingly fateful 'moments of truth.' [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Venable
December 31, 2005
The story could've told itself in a compelling way without invented drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 9, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jon Niccum
November 12, 2002
The movie itself is like a raging storm: impossible to ignore while it's happening but easy to forget when the weather has died down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sarah Hall
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Those simulated waves are huge, and you can practically feel the wind and the rain pelting down.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A gripping drama that virtually bursts from the screen with lashing, kinetic power so realistic it could literally make someone seasick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
...a thrilling amusement park ride, albeit one freighted with the knowledge that nature does treat some unfortunate souls this roughly
Full Review| Original Score: B
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Think of something with the heart and soul of a Conrad yarn, yet buttressed by very special effects and shrewdly packaged for devotees of the Outdoor Living Network
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
The special effects, especially that awe-inspiring final wave featured on the promotional material, are truly awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
October 10, 2001
It's formulaic and there are cliches, but the walls of water, created by fluid dynamics simulating real-life phenomena, are awesome.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
April 24, 2001
An awfully good film
| Original Score: B+
Andrew Howe
April 2, 2001
Drags the viewer, willingly or not, into the heart of the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
It's all about money and pride.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
By the time you're finished, you may be as waterlogged as the actors.
| Original Score: 6/10

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
May 28, 2003
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 16, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Marc Savlov
Anchorage Press
June 12, 2001
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 14, 2001
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
February 14, 2001
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/5
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
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