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The Core Reviews

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May 5, 2015
...pervasive mediocrity...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 23, 2012
A magical film: it never runs out of new and delightful ways to be completely inane.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
December 28, 2010
This is a big, dumb, explosion movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 31, 2005
'The only truly interesting aspect found in "The Core" is Jon Amiel's thoughts as to what the inner parts of Earth might look like.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 15, 2004
If something isn't done soon, the earth as we know it (love that cliché) will destroy itself. Who do you call? Core busters!
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
July 6, 2004
Should be a sci-fi screenwriter's dream; but this dream is more like one that Michael Crichton would have than Jules Verne, and there's not a breath of imagination on display
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 8, 2004
'Look out! It's diamonds big as Cape Cod!' No, they're large black blobs that the CGI guys clearly didn't have time to fill in with vector graphics. No need for alarm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 12, 2004
The Core ain’t your grandma’s journey to the center of the earth.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
January 6, 2004
The Core is really nothing more than a special effects show, but for the most part, they aren't exactly special.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 27, 2003
A disaster film with a high calibre cast, atrocious, inane dialogue, unspectacular special effects and questionable science. But fun nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
October 7, 2003
Hillary Swank and Aaron Eckhart lead the latest adventure to save the world from natural forces... YAWN.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 16, 2003
A mostly static excursion with a weak premise when it comes to explaining what went wrong with the planet, and an even weaker remedy offered for making it right again.
September 11, 2003
Something almost gleeful in the way it recounts disasters such as the San Francisco Bridge being roasted by cosmic rays . . .
July 17, 2003
Any glutton for big screen mayhem will agree that beholding the Golden Gate Bridge fry like an ant underneath a magnifying glass is alone well worth top theatre dollar
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 27, 2003
The Core has a crackerjack ticking-clock momentum that builds with a what-could-possibly-go-wrong-next vibe.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2003
Sadly, that's not the case. Cooper Lane and Jon Rogers' script is paint-by-numbers at best and Amiel directs as if his attention is firmly rooted somewhere else, like on his next project.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 8, 2003
Switch off, space out, and go where no self-respecting film lover has gone before.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/5
June 8, 2003
What the film suffers from is a lack of direction, a lackadaisical pace and effects that don't get the blood pumping.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 4, 2003
Amiel's film is a messy, speculative chamber piece augmented by indistinct visual effects and performances that seem to be playing directly to the blue-screen backgrounds instead of to the actors who were hired to make the highfalutin conceit plausible.
May 20, 2003
Call it Armageddon inside out.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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