Deep Impact

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A tidal wave of melodrama sinks Deep Impact's chance at being the memorable disaster flick it aspires to be.

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A comet is hurtling toward Earth and could mean the end of all human life. The U.S. government keeps the crisis under wraps, but crack reporter Jenny Lerner (Tea Leoni) uncovers the truth -- forcing U.S. President Beck (Morgan Freeman) to announce his plan. Grizzled astronaut Spurgeon "Fish" Tanner (Robert Duvall) and his team will land on the comet and lay explosives, hopefully deterring the object from its doomsday course. If not, humanity will have to prepare for the worst.

Cast & Crew

Robert Duvall
Captain Spurgeon "Fish" Tanner
Téa Leoni
Jenny Lerner
Elijah Wood
Leo Beiderman
Morgan Freeman
President Tom Beck
James Cromwell
Alan Rittenhouse
Ron Eldard
Dr. Oren Monash
Jon Favreau
Dr. Gus Partenza
Laura Innes
Beth Stanley
David Brown
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Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer
Joan Bradshaw
Executive Producer
Walter F. Parkes
Executive Producer
Michael Tolkin
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Critic Reviews for Deep Impact

All Critics (86) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (39) | Rotten (47)

Audience Reviews for Deep Impact

  • Apr 12, 2016
    I now realize that I have been mistaken this movie with "Armageddon" and that this was the boring one of the two. The movie have no - no pun intended - impact on the people who are watching and trying to enjoy the movie. This movie is incredibly boring and it really takes a good part of the movie before anything really happens. The movie has too much structure and tries to tackle too much at the same time. Mimi Jeder is not a good film director and this movie provs that, as the movie takes its sweet time to get of the ground. Elijah Wood is the main character - I think - and he is fine, but his entire arc in this movie is weird and feel incredibly forced. Morgan Freeman is good, but that's nothing new, and unfortunately for this movie, his performance doesn't safe this movie from becoming a horribly assembled mess.
    Lasse G Super Reviewer
  • Sep 26, 2015
    Moving and pretty realistic. One of the better disaster movies made, in my opinion.
    Kyle M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2013
    There's nothing particularly exciting about this movie to begin with, but honestly this film's focus is way too disjointed. There's too many characters and perspectives, none of whom are particularly interesting. The writers should've just picked their focus and stuck with it. In the end, this is just a shitty version of Armageddon.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 10, 2013
    Sometimes known as the other comet film, Deep Impact tried to ride on the hype of Armageddon but didn't have either the energy or the talent to deliver the epic adventure that it promised. Facing an extinction level event from a rogue comment headed for Earth, the world prepares to fight for survival. While the story's fairly interesting, the melodrama is overdone. The casting's pretty impressive and includes Tea Leoni, Morgan Freeman, Elijah Wood, and Robert Duvall, but their performances are especially weak; Leoni in particular is awful. Additionally, the product placement is so blatant that at times it's hard to tell whether this is a film or an MSNBC commercial. Deep Impact is a poorly made film, but it still manages to deliver some entertaining thrills and some visually stunning action sequences.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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