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The Perfect Storm Reviews

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
Commendably ambitious and genuinely exciting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Paul Powell
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
The sights and sounds of The Halloween Storm are staggering. It is fearsome. It is awesome. It's as scary as hell.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
A rare treat in a summer movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Overcomes a slow start and overly predictable sub-plots to create a thrilling and affecting experience.
| Original Score: 83/100
Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Opens with a squall of anticipatory clichés.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A perfectly told tale of humans courageously facing nature's fury.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
January 1, 2000
More like "The Perfect Bore"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
The Perfect Storm is incredibly absorbing and tremendously exciting and its one of my favorite, if not one of the best, of the year 2000.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Richard Kuipers
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
There's just not quite enough before the showpiece to make it memorable as a whole.
Mark Ramsey
MovieJuice!
January 1, 2000
This sure-thing mega-hit is strictly scrod.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
The perfect bore.
Yazmin Ghonaim
Cinephiles
January 1, 2000
Not sufficient to create in the viewer a sense of sympathy for each character.
Top Critic
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
January 1, 2000
A marvellously evocative volume of nonfiction storytelling has been reduced to the phoniest kind of computer-generated images.
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
January 1, 2000
The film rarely manages to generate much in the way of suspense or terror.
Top Critic
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
For once, we have a film in which the FX guys dominate and yet, human truth and drama shine through.
Top Critic
Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Much of the exposition, however, is assaultively clumsy.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Soggy, cardboard-thin clichés
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Nearly a perfect film
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
This movie is capable of hitting you with gale force.
Greg Dean Schmitz
Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
This is one summer movie that is more about human drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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