Joe Versus the Volcano Reviews

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
September 19, 2012
Cult classic with smoking, kissing, stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 29, 2010
An overlooked gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 31, 2004
A more fascinating mess you'll never find.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 10, 2004
The unredeemable result of Hollywood's total capitulation to the Spielberg/Lucas aesthetic of the 80s.
| Original Score: 0/5
Fred Topel
About.com
September 26, 2003
Excellent satire!
| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
July 16, 2003
Somehow I can't hate this. Then again, I can't really like it, either.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
November 26, 2002
Joe's unfortunate prognosis and ensuing plight may be completely imagined, though his motivations and lessons are realistically applicable. Joe Versus the Volcano is a work meant to transcend, and it does so with poetic semblance.
Andrew Howe
eFilmCritic.com
September 5, 2002
An appealing film that defies simple categorisation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 31, 2002
A wild, weird, and wonderful adult fairy tale about a man who travels halfway around the world to discover why his life is still worth living.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
Tom Hanks kneeling before the moon is one of the most moving moments in cinema. This is one of my favorite films.
| Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 29, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
June 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
December 17, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 27, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 17, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
May 1, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 16, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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