Meteor (1979)



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Movie Info

After a shower of meteors is discovered to be hurtling toward earth, an American scientist (Sean Connery) and his Soviet counterpart (Brian Keith) work together to save the planet, even after many places are destroyed. The film was Oscar-nominated for "Best Sound."

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Edmund H. North, Stanley Mann
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On DVD: Mar 7, 2000



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Critic Reviews for Meteor

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3)

Meteor really combines several disasters in one continuous cinematic bummer.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

See it on peril of death by boredom.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The suspense is sludgy and the character development nil; even the inadvertent comedy is spotty. The spectacle of Manhattan's demolition is interesting enough, but there's a lot of time-killing before the city actually goes up in flames.

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

If you're ever asked just how bad the disaster movie could get, this is the answer.

Full Review… | May 25, 2015
Empire Magazine

An $18 million, star-studded disaster film, which in itself is a major disaster.

Full Review… | May 25, 2015
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A chain reaction in space causes an asteroid field to send out a ton of space rock (and not the Pink Floyd kind) toward Earth.

Full Review… | October 9, 2014

Audience Reviews for Meteor

One of the last disaster movies of the 70s. It has some intense moments, but for the most part it's boring and the story is kinda silly too. Still, it's entertaining.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Even in 1979 Meteor was a little dated but looking beyond the low budget it does have a certain charm about it. You've gotta love the creepy synth noise the meteor makes the closer it gets to earth!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Junk with a good cast trying to breath some life into a tired script.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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