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.
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
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 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
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
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.
July 22, 2008
[Deep Impact] is spectacular enough in its cataclysmic scenes of the planet being devastated by an unstoppable fireball, but proves far from thrilling in the down time spent with a largely dull assortment of troubled human beings.
July 30, 2007
Disaster movies are trim and exciting or they're nothing, and Deep Impact isn't trim or exciting.
January 26, 2006
The first 40 minutes are the least bad.
April 2, 2005
January 19, 2005
Malignant and insensate, it's already too far gone for treatment.
February 2, 2004
August 11, 2003
Unlike Armageddon, this film possesses a plot. Granted, it is the insipid plot of a made-for-TV miniseries, but at least it is an actual, tangible plot.
May 20, 2003
Deep Impact tries to be something more than a summer action movie and in doing so ends up being quite a bit less.
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