Critic Consensus: A high-concept blockbuster that emphasizes special effects over three-dimensional characters, Twister's visceral thrills are often offset by the film's generic plot.
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Critic Reviews for Twister
You know a movie is in trouble when a cow provides its only moment of authentic human interest.
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.
Effects apart, this is dire: predictable, clichéd, sloppily written, pitifully performed and surprisingly short of real shocks and suspense.
It looks real, and Director Jan De Bont keeps the action coming so fast there's no time to question it.
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.
Audience Reviews for Twister
So it's impossible that any of these characters survive any of these close encounters with the twisters. That being said, the plot is ludicrous and dialogue is laughable (how many times can these characters point out the obvious?). If you can suspend reality and survive a crappy plot, then watching these cow-hurling tornadoes should provide with enough mindless entertainment for a couple of hours.
One of my favourite movies in this genre! Its a suspenful drama! If you enjoy disaster movies and are intrigue with nature and twisters, and with a hint of a blossoming romance then you'll enjoy this movie, very muich worth the watch!!
Disaster movie made for teens.
|Aunt Meg:||O.k but im going to drive mysefl|
|Aunt Meg:||Okay but im going to drive myself.|
|Rabbit:||honey your car is in a tree a block away|
|Rabbit:||Honey, your car is in a tree a block away.|
|Bill Harding:||"Jonas...son of a bitch."|
|Bill Harding:||Jonas...son of a bitch.|
|Bill Harding:||Jonas... son of a bitch.|
|Melissa:||"Who is that honey?"|
|Melissa:||Who is that honey?|