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The Perfect Storm Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
The movie starts to sink long before the boat does.
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric D. Snider
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-
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Todd McCarthy
January 1, 2000
A picture that leaves one thinking less about the fates of the characters than about how the actors had to spend most of their working days soaking wet.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 17, 2003
A stinker fit for the chum bucket.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
This is a Very Special Hallmark production with big production values.
| Original Score: 4/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
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
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Somewhere inside The Perfect Storm there's a near-perfect movie drowning under gale-force swells of romanticized sea-faring melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
David N. Butterworth
January 1, 2000
Perfectly wretched.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
After a while the unending tumult simply becomes monotonous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Opens with a squall of anticipatory clichés.
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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.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Soggy, cardboard-thin clichés
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
The film's story trades that it in for a ride whose memory evaporates the minute you turn your back to the screen
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
January 1, 2000
Humans are irrelevant to an effects extravaganza.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The movie is a technical marvel, with scenes of rampaging nature that approximate ominous visual poetry. But dramatically, the ambitious film is hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 10, 2001
A sense of reality is essential, and it's sorely lacking.
| Original Score: 2/5
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
January 1, 2000
It may have been the perfect storm, but this is the imperfect movie.
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