Joe Versus the Volcano - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Joe Versus the Volcano Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 16, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 27, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
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
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
November 12, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
December 17, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
May 17, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
June 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 29, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Entertainment Weekly
March 9, 1990
Full Review | Original Score: F
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
September 19, 2012
Cult classic with smoking, kissing, stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
June 29, 2010
An overlooked gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 29, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
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Variety
March 26, 2009
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