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Twister Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| 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
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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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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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Entertainment Weekly
May 10, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: B