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The Perfect Storm Reviews

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April 24, 2001
An awfully good film
Read More | Original Score: B+
April 17, 2001
The storm itself has more personality than anything else on screen.
April 17, 2001
A great tragedy suffocated by tyrannical sentimentality
April 2, 2001
Drags the viewer, willingly or not, into the heart of the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
After a while the unending tumult simply becomes monotonous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Exciting, engaging, and, at times, majestic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A well-crafted example of a film of pure sensation
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Have you ever wondered, while contemplating your aundry spinning, what it would be like to be trapped in the rinse cycle? Well, now we know.
January 1, 2000
A solid, rather than breathtaking, picture.
January 1, 2000
The movie's biggest problem is that it has no real story to tell, and no characters who seem capable of talking about anything but their sense of oncoming doom.
January 1, 2000
Once at sea, The Perfect Storm collapses in a heap of spectacle and a dubious piling-on of scary incidents.
January 1, 2000
Like so many things about this movie, that speech is intended to deepen our understanding of the character and ennoble his quest, but winds up sounding as real as the proverbial fishing story.
January 1, 2000
The Perfect Storm, which is ultimately a not- very- good movie, is basically a combination of Twister and Armageddon -- two other not- very- good movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
Despite the film's forgone conclusion, director Petersen maintains the suspense.
January 1, 2000
The Perfect Storm' looks and feels like too many other movies in which ships struggle to stay afloat as the mad seas thrash around them.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
The movie starts to sink long before the boat does.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
The most realistic and horrifying storm ever put to celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Quite slow from the gate to half, where it rushes like a waterfall to the near end, it's a stirring ride, but not a must see film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
While it is obviously invested in heroicizing the swordfishermen, in the end, the film trivializes the vastness of their experience, by containing it in so many cliches.
January 1, 2000
For audience members familiar with the story, the protagonists' journey is liable to feel like a simple, and dull, waiting game.
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