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Twister Reviews

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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
January 2, 2011
Decent disaster movie for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2008
You know a movie is in trouble when a cow provides its only moment of authentic human interest.
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
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.
July 23, 2008
The action starts in the opening frame and never lets up.
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
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
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
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
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
June 24, 2006
Effects apart, this is dire: predictable, clichéd, sloppily written, pitifully performed and surprisingly short of real shocks and suspense.
May 26, 2006
I am going to recommend Twister for three reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 7, 2006
Ugh. Not even a passable popcorn pic, I'm afraid.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 23, 2006
Special-effects highlight this Jan DeBont-directed blockbuster that's ruined by cliched plotting and irritating characters.
| Original Score: 4/10
August 20, 2005
About as much fun as watching a weather report.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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+
January 8, 2005
Formulaic writing is more than made up for by awesome visceral thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 2, 2005
Enjoy every cow flying, tractor crashing frame. (published 5-17-96)
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A-
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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