The Perfect Storm Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
The movie starts to sink long before the boat does.
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
The Perfect Storm, which is ultimately a not- very- good movie, is basically a combination of Twister and Armageddon -- two other not- very- good movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Todd McCarthy
January 1, 2000
A picture that leaves one thinking less about the fates of the characters than about how the actors had to spend most of their working days soaking wet.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 17, 2003
A stinker fit for the chum bucket.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
This is a Very Special Hallmark production with big production values.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 30, 2003
Once the digital effects commence The Perfect Storm has all the impact of watching a friend play Nintendo.
| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Somewhere inside The Perfect Storm there's a near-perfect movie drowning under gale-force swells of romanticized sea-faring melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Senti pena daqueles pescadores - não dos que estavam na tela, mas sim daqueles que inspiraram o filme. Eles, sim, merecem nossas homenagens. O resto é fantasia barata.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
Perfectly wretched.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
After a while the unending tumult simply becomes monotonous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Opens with a squall of anticipatory clichés.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
A marvellously evocative volume of nonfiction storytelling has been reduced to the phoniest kind of computer-generated images.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Soggy, cardboard-thin clichés
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
The film's story trades that it in for a ride whose memory evaporates the minute you turn your back to the screen
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Humans are irrelevant to an effects extravaganza.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The movie is a technical marvel, with scenes of rampaging nature that approximate ominous visual poetry. But dramatically, the ambitious film is hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 10, 2001
A sense of reality is essential, and it's sorely lacking.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
January 1, 2000
It may have been the perfect storm, but this is the imperfect movie.
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 16, 2002
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 14, 2001
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
May 28, 2003
KJ Doughton
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
February 14, 2001
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
January 1, 2000
Scott A. Mantz
Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 6/5
Marc Savlov
Anchorage Press
June 12, 2001
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
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Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005

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