Although sometimes predictible and slightly over the top. Dante's Peak manages to deliever several consideribly breathtaking moments, which despite beeing a little cliche will keep you thrilled for a short moment. Special effects are also in the plus collumn here, High quality modelwork is especially pleasent for the eye.The Script itself is written well enough to allow the actors to play their roles with straight faces. Moreover The viewer is able to get to know the characters personalities well enough to understand their actions and makes them more belivable, which usually does not happen in a disaster film. Fine performence from Brosnan compensates some of the shortcommings of the movie.