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Twister Reviews

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Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
A furiously paced and fantastically fierce series of tornadoes, each one more intense and more amazing than the last, offer enough exhaustion and thrills for even the most jaded moviegoer.
| Original Score: 3/4
Dragan Antulov
January 20, 2003
The plot is minimal, and the character exposition full of cliches -- the scenes that don't feature tornadoes seem very long and almost unbearable to watch.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
John Venable
October 21, 2002
The effects were great, the story was dumb. I hate this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
It looks real, and Director Jan De Bont keeps the action coming so fast there's no time to question it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
None of the individual characters draw much compassion; with uncharismatic heroes and black-and-white villains, all that's left to root for are the twisters, which are formidably rendered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Cheguei à conclusão, depois de assistir a este filme, que paguei o ingresso para ver uma vaca voando e o trailer de 'Missão: Impossível'.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 15, 2002
An adrenalin-pumping thriller that leaves you with a deep respect for the terrifying power of nature.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
What Spielberg knew back in 1975, that Crichton, Martin, and director Jan De Bont still haven't figured out, is that too much of a good thing -- no matter how spectacular it is -- will ultimately kill a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
An expert in making audiences squirm and twist, at making us feel the rush of experience right along with the actors, De Bont choreographs action and suspense so beautifully he makes it seem like a snap.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Steven Spielberg was one of the executive producers, while the story was written by Michael Crichton, but even the great ones bomb out now and then.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Science aside, it's not hard to feel that these excitable characters are a wee bit berserk. But the movie works as escapism even if you do know enough to come in out of the rain.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
It's a perfect motion picture roller coaster -- fun, fast, and furious... as long as you don't think too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is wall-to-wall with special effects, and they're all convincing, although it's impossible for me to explain how Bill and Jo escape serious injury while staring right up into the Suck Zone of the Finger of God.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
I like Twister. I really like it. Okay: I love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Hunt and Paxton play off each other well. We don't learn a whole lot about their characters, but it's impossible to not cheer for them anyway.
| Original Score: 77/100
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
It was so bad that had it not been for wanting to see all the special effects, I would have been ready to walk out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
In a word, wow.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The story is pretty thin, but the gee-whiz effects -- especially in an auditorium with good stereo sound -- are guaranteed to knock the audience for a loop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
A summer crowd-pleaser worthy of its wind.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Never before have I experienced a picture that could have been so good and that had so much going for it, that blew it so badly.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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