The Core Reviews

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March 28, 2003
I have such an unreasonable affection for this movie, indeed, that it is only by slapping myself alongside the head and drinking black coffee that I can restrain myself from recommending it.
March 28, 2003
Never quite as much fun as it should be.
March 27, 2003
For all its predictability and cornball heroics, this adventure is as sleek and efficient as its inner-spacecraft.
March 27, 2003
The brazen silliness of The Core is becalming and inauthentic, like taking a bath in nondairy coffee creamer. The Earth core's inability to turn is mirrored in the cast's inability to give the picture any spin.
March 27, 2003
If The Core finally has to be classified as a mess, it is an enjoyable one if you're in a throwback mood. After all, a film that comes up with a rare metal called Unobtainium can't be dismissed out of hand.
March 27, 2003
An enjoyable, forgettable film.
March 27, 2003
The Core is unabashed Hollywood spectacle, but with a cast of up-from-indie actors that makes the cataclysmic kitsch all the more fun to behold.
March 27, 2003
The first half-hour of The Core is hip enough to its own moribund formula that for a brief, shining moment, there's hope the film will actually be a goofy gas instead of the effects-bound lump it becomes.
March 27, 2003
Good science fiction awakens a sense of awe, and even mediocre sci-fi sometimes manages wonder. But The Core does neither.
March 27, 2003
Preposterous? Absolutely, but director Jon Amiel seems to be in on the joke, pausing at regular intervals to laugh at the disaster genre in which he is engaged, then resuming the suspense and reeling us back in again.
March 26, 2003
It's a schlockier Armageddon crossed with Fantastic Voyage, minus the fun.
March 26, 2003
More palatable than most pictures of its ilk due to its keen awareness of its own preposterousness, a self-knowledge exuberantly expressed by a mostly live-wire cast.
March 26, 2003
It's a popcorn movie with brains.
March 25, 2003
So howlingly awful that it has unwittingly found a place in that elite group of films that can claim to be 'so bad they're good.'
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