The Core Reviews

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April 14, 2003
...a generally watchable but somewhat disjointed effort that always knows where it is going, even if the destination itself lacks all the luster of a true disaster epic.
April 9, 2003
When we are living in a post-terrorism era (and in a current war situation), it's kind of nice to sit down and watch a movie in which everyone is worrying about something we in the audience really don't have to worry about.
April 7, 2003
Apesar de abusar na utilizao de clichs, o roteiro de O Ncleo possui a grande vantagem de saber rir de si mesmo.
April 7, 2003
It ends up going on and on.
April 7, 2003
Is it bad? Oh yes. But it's the best kind of bad: a wonderful exuberant bad that only well-meaning-yet-misguided moviemakers can provide.
April 7, 2003
April 7, 2003
Good, silly fun.
April 6, 2003
The film is an enjoyable vestige of the B movies of yesterday, not just in storyline but in cheap-looking effects. But with an $85 million budget, one wonders why the filmmakers voluntarily chose to make it look cheap.
April 5, 2003
It is a disaster, but not the good kind.
April 5, 2003
There are the expected heroics and martyrdoms, quarrels and resolutions, one-liners and kisses. It is not ... subtle, and it's too long, but it is a decent bit of silly fun.
April 5, 2003
April 5, 2003
Despite the boisterous production values of this overwrought and unevenly irreverent disaster B movie, The Core never really shows us anything worth exploring under its nonsensical albeit volatile crusty surface.
April 4, 2003
Boosted by a fine cast that manages to sell Layne's purple script, the movie never really seems to stop. It just keeps going, just keeps drilling, just keeps moving, offering a wild ride in the process, one that's just absurd enough to enjoy.
April 4, 2003
I'd be willing to recommend the movie if not for the moments in which the screenwriters try and add some kind of depth to the story through its characters -- moments that are awkward even for this material.
April 3, 2003
The script is pretty good, jokewise, and is a refrigerator movie, i.e. you'll have a good time until you get home and while having a snack realize how bad it really is.
April 2, 2003
I'm not sure I'd ever want to see it again, but I'm not sorry I saw it once, even though I'm left with one burning question: Do they really keep a can of air freshener on hand in the War Room?
April 1, 2003
A big, dumb disaster movie aimed at anyone who found Armageddon too deep.
April 1, 2003
A dumb, insanely predictable apocalyptic thriller that somehow manages to be enormously entertaining.
April 1, 2003
April 1, 2003
Director Jon Amiel has made a career out of crafting more or less adequate, ultimately forgettable fare ... If his goal was just to make the list one lightweight title longer, he should consider this mission a complete success.
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