May 25, 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.
Oct 25, 2019
The final 30 minutes - where all of mankind starts looking for anywhere to duck and cover - is great disaster movie stuff.
Aug 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.
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.
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.
Jun 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.
Jun 25, 2018
Neither deep nor impactive, but goes well with popcorn.
Jun 25, 2018
An effective and entertaining catastrophic drama that sets itself apart by giving its attention to personal stakes. [Full Review in Spanish]
Jun 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.
Mar 23, 2015
...a modern classic within the disaster-film genre.
Sep 11, 2005
The joy of any catastrophe flick is watching the world that annoys you so much get its due.
Jun 6, 2004
Sin intencin artstica, el guin logra su objetivo.
Feb 8, 2003
Jan 10, 2003
All in all the impact of Mimi Leder's picture is indeed suprisingly deep. Translation: I cried.
Dec 8, 2002
While the film is flawed, lacks desperately needed humor and is filled with cliches, the attempt to explore the human cost of all those cool explosions and destruction is an admirable one.
Oct 15, 2002
Deep Impact deserves credit for breaking new ground in the action-movies field, and I'm not talking about the terrific special effects... the film spends time and attention on the emotional life of its characters.
Mar 2, 2002
A disaster film where some the lead characters practice kindness,courage and compassion in unique ways.
Oct 24, 2001
One could say Deep Impact is an above average action movie or an average drama...any movie with Morgan Freeman is president is OK by me.
Apr 2, 2001
If you must ask for whom the bell tolls, you'll find the answer here.