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Twister Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 27, 2014
Holds up against the noisy, busy, idiotically-scripted movies of today for all sorts of reasons [but] that does not excuse it from being a noisy, busy, idiotically-scripted movie in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
M. Faust
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Decent disaster movie for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
November 5, 2008
You know a movie is in trouble when a cow provides its only moment of authentic human interest.

TV Guide
November 5, 2008
Extreme-weather buffs, thrill-ride junkies and anyone else in search of mindless entertainment need look no further.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
October 18, 2008
Even more than with most of Michael Crichton's concoctions, this one conveys the overwhelming impression of a mechanical entertainment, a very high concept in which the characters and their problems seem like utterly arbitrary creations.
Steve Biodrowski
July 23, 2008
The action starts in the opening frame and never lets up.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 21, 2008
It may not be fashionable to like Twister, but darn if it isn't an entertaining electro-shock of action cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
May 12, 2008
Surely the only movie to ever suggest a dumbed-down His Girl Friday, Road Runner cartoon, and The Abyss simultaneously
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
May 8, 2008
When it sticks to kinetically portraying the sheer oddness of the tornadic phenomenon, Twister is a breeze. When it tries to recreate Hawks, it falls gracelessly from the green sky.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 1, 2008
The plot is thin and the characters are shallow. But who cares! The picture and sound are knockouts.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Gonsalves
July 25, 2007
Twister isn't the brilliant machine that Speed was, but it often packs a comparable wallop.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Effects apart, this is dire: predictable, clichéd, sloppily written, pitifully performed and surprisingly short of real shocks and suspense.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
I am going to recommend Twister for three reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
April 7, 2006
Ugh. Not even a passable popcorn pic, I'm afraid.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 23, 2006
Special-effects highlight this Jan DeBont-directed blockbuster that's ruined by cliched plotting and irritating characters.
| Original Score: 4/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 20, 2005
About as much fun as watching a weather report.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
An excellent example of what the Hollywood F/X blockbuster has become -- all show and very little substance.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Michael Dequina
January 8, 2005
Formulaic writing is more than made up for by awesome visceral thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
January 2, 2005
Enjoy every cow flying, tractor crashing frame. (published 5-17-96)
Full Review| Original Score: A-
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
Even though the plot is more predictable than the path of a tornado, it's still exciting entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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