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Twister Reviews

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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
October 1, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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.
January 1, 2000
Playing tornado hunters Jo and Bill Harding, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton remember their lines and wait for the props to bump into them. Neither pulls in a whole lot of interest on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
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
June 24, 2006
Effects apart, this is dire: predictable, clichéd, sloppily written, pitifully performed and surprisingly short of real shocks and suspense.
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
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+
August 20, 2005
About as much fun as watching a weather report.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 5, 2008
You know a movie is in trouble when a cow provides its only moment of authentic human interest.
October 21, 2002
The effects were great, the story was dumb. I hate this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
January 1, 2000
A movie with wooden performances, a color-by-numbers screenplay, and some mighty cool but hardly revolutionary special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
January 23, 2006
Special-effects highlight this Jan DeBont-directed blockbuster that's ruined by cliched plotting and irritating characters.
| Original Score: 4/10
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
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
April 7, 2006
Ugh. Not even a passable popcorn pic, I'm afraid.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
January 1, 2000
Michael Crichton wrote the script with his wife, a former actress, Anne-Marie Martin, and it's about as dull as a prairie vista.
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