Deep Impact Reviews

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May 8, 2019
It drags considerably, and mainstream action audiences are likely to find it tedious and undeniably old-fashioned.
August 6, 2018
Deep Impact has all the makings of a cinematic masterpiece but falls just a tad bit short of joining the all-time classics.
June 26, 2018
The filmmakers want us to care about all these people, but we never really get to know them, and there is no sense of impending doom except when Leoni starts chugging martinis.
June 26, 2018
A generic, paint by the number, disaster flick with so-so special effects at the climatic payoff.
June 26, 2018
There are some impressive disaster effects in the final hour, and thanks to some clever and knowing twists, Deep Impact keeps you averagely entertained right up until the cataclysmic tidal-wave finale.
June 26, 2018
As a result, Deep Impact seems mildly engaging, but, well, rather shallow.
June 26, 2018
We've seen this before -- earth's eve of destruction by a well-aimed asteroid. It was terrible some years ago (as Asteroid), and it's still lost in space as Deep Impact.
June 26, 2018
A huge comet is on a collision course with Earth in director Mimi Leder's science-fiction disaster movie, which gains a certain amount of credibility by highlighting the human side of the impending catastrophe.
June 25, 2018
Deep Impact isn't especially deep, and the extent of its impact seems limited. But it does turn out to be a fairly involving movie.
June 25, 2018
Why isn't it scarier? Maybe its targets are too scattered, its final impact too shallow. Maybe director Mimi Leder couldn't locate the right overall tone. And maybe the two writers simply don't take the story very seriously.
June 25, 2018
Neither deep nor impactive, but goes well with popcorn.
June 25, 2018
When all is said and done, it is precisely such lackluster imitations of real life that prevent this lightweight melodrama from leaving any deep, or lasting, impact of its own.
June 25, 2018
These folks are so blase, you'd think that scientists had predicted pennies from Heaven instead of world's end within the year.
June 25, 2018
An effective and entertaining catastrophic drama that sets itself apart by giving its attention to personal stakes. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 25, 2018
A three-hankie weeper in disaster-movie drag, and its tear-jerking bull's-eyes are separated by long stretches of tedium.
June 25, 2018
If director Mimi Leder is really guilty of anything, it's of wasting three first-rate actors in underdeveloped roles while allowing Leoni's shell-shocked, unconvincing turn to become an embarrassment.
June 25, 2018
The film is set up to be a ringing endorsement of the human species under pressure, but what comes across is something far less ennobling.
June 25, 2018
Unfortunately Morgan Freeman, the compassionate, helpless U.S. president, and Robert Duvall, an astronaut who finds he hasn't passed his prime, have less time on-screen than Tea Leoni, who's unconvincing as a journalist.
June 25, 2018
Director Mimi Leder admirably insisted on making the human relationships count for as much as the cheap thrills in this killer- comet movie. But the cheap thrills -- expensive thrills, actually -- are mostly what make Deep Impact fun to watch.
May 10, 2018
Twenty years on, this tide is finally turning, and as it comes in Deep Impact deserves to be not swept away from its lonely beachhead, but swept up and celebrated as a trailblazing entry in the disaster movie canon.
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