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      Deep Impact Reviews

      The vision of Morgan Freeman as the next President of the United States is virtually the only worthwhile idea to be found in Deep Impact.

      Full Review | Feb 2, 2023

      The sober, subdued approach is a welcome alternative to the usual macho gung ho, but unfortunately suspense too is at a minimum.

      Full Review | Feb 2, 2023

      The movie spends so long plodding toward its catastrophic climax that you want to scream "Apocalypse! NOW!"

      Full Review | Feb 2, 2023

      The one weapon neglected is the usual one in disaster romps -- the script... Dialogue lacks zing. Characters lack substance. Up in the rocket with Duvall, nothing but clich├ęs circulate; down on Earth, vacuity strikes.

      Full Review | Feb 1, 2023

      It’s a melodrama more than an action thriller. The surprise is that it does melodrama so well.

      Full Review | Sep 5, 2022

      Even Leder's solid dramatic credentials can't save what is essentially a rotten script.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Dec 29, 2021

      Whereas most disaster movies wind a ticking clock and ride the tension of life or death, Leder dares to grapple with fatalism, and study how we react when all of the world's problems can't be solved with a giant bomb.

      Full Review | May 25, 2021

      The final 30 minutes - where all of mankind starts looking for anywhere to duck and cover - is great disaster movie stuff.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Oct 25, 2019

      It drags considerably, and mainstream action audiences are likely to find it tedious and undeniably old-fashioned.

      Full Review | May 8, 2019

      Deep Impact has all the makings of a cinematic masterpiece but falls just a tad bit short of joining the all-time classics.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Aug 6, 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.

      Full Review | Jun 26, 2018

      A generic, paint by the number, disaster flick with so-so special effects at the climatic payoff.

      Full Review | Original Score: C | Jun 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Jun 26, 2018

      As a result, Deep Impact seems mildly engaging, but, well, rather shallow.

      Full Review | Jun 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/4 | Jun 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Jun 26, 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Jun 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.

      Full Review | Jun 25, 2018

      Neither deep nor impactive, but goes well with popcorn.

      Full Review | Jun 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.

      Full Review | Jun 25, 2018

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