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The Perfect Storm Reviews

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June 5, 2018
We needn't appeal to the fact that this was all a true story to find it horribly dispiriting: it does a perfectly bad job just as a self-contained story in its own right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 31, 2018
While it's a shame that The Perfect Storm lacks a strong emotional core, you can't deny that its action sequences make for a truly awe-inspiring spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 5, 2018
The discrepancy between the sophistication of the special effects and the rudimentary dramaturgy results in a $140 million film that may raise your blood pressure, but leaves the rest of you distinctly unengaged.
May 14, 2011
feels more like a made-for-TV movie
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 28, 2010
Scary and sad are the main concerns here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 7, 2010
The thrills come in an emotional vacuum--even more problematic considering Petersen spends so much time trying to develop a human center.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 20, 2008
An expertly crafted Hollywod entertainment...[constructed] as a series of grippingly fateful 'moments of truth.' [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 12, 2007
The storm looks perfect, but the real danger here is the tidal wave of mediocrity and cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 31, 2005
The story could've told itself in a compelling way without invented drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 30, 2003
Once the digital effects commence The Perfect Storm has all the impact of watching a friend play Nintendo.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2003
A stinker fit for the chum bucket.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 8, 2002
In the end, all the audience is left with is the feeling that you're really glad not to be a fisherman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 8, 2002
The perfect example, of how the newest visual effects movies have the capacity to overwhelm everything -- from actors to plotlines -- except in the end, maybe, their audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2002
The movie itself is like a raging storm: impossible to ignore while it's happening but easy to forget when the weather has died down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 21, 2002
Those simulated waves are huge, and you can practically feel the wind and the rain pelting down.
October 15, 2002
A gripping drama that virtually bursts from the screen with lashing, kinetic power so realistic it could literally make someone seasick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 29, 2002
...a thrilling amusement park ride, albeit one freighted with the knowledge that nature does treat some unfortunate souls this roughly
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
May 31, 2002
Senti pena daqueles pescadores - não dos que estavam na tela, mas sim daqueles que inspiraram o filme. Eles, sim, merecem nossas homenagens. O resto é fantasia barata.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 3, 2002
Not terrible, but distinctly disappointing, not nearly as engaging or thrilling as its premise seems to promise.
Read More | Original Score: C
March 22, 2002
Think of something with the heart and soul of a Conrad yarn, yet buttressed by very special effects and shrewdly packaged for devotees of the Outdoor Living Network
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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