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Based on 20 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    To its credit, the movie eschews cheap dramatics, but at times it eschews dramatics altogether. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    You can enjoy the way they create little flashes of wit in the dialogue, which enlivens what is, after all, a formula disaster movie. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Unfortunately, an A-list group of actors doesn't mean a lot when there isn't much of a script. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Deep Impact, a triple-strand ensemble disaster flick, has a few good opening minutes, the biggest tidal wave you've ever seen in the closing minutes, and a cluster of little meandering melodramas in between. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    This Paramount-DreamWorks collaboration, with Stephen Spielberg credited as executive producer, is competently made, strongly focused on its characters' relationships and surprisingly light on special effects. show more

  • 60
    Chris Gore Film Threat

    While the film is flawed, lacks desperately needed humor and is filled with cliches, the attempt to explore the human cost of all those cool explosions and destruction is an admirable one. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A three-hankie weeper in disaster-movie drag, and its tear-jerking bull's-eyes are separated by long stretches of tedium. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Deep Impact takes the high road and offers up more tearful reunions than actual fireballs and more egregious, sappy dialogue than you can shake a tsunami at. show more

  • 67
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Leder establishes a syncopated rhythm unlike anything we're used to in a catastrophe spectacle. show more

  • 70
    Elvis Mitchell The New York Times

    Deep Impact confines much of its horror to television news reports and has a more brooding, thoughtful tone than this genre usually calls for. show more

  • November 15, 2009 thghtprocs
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    Well i was in that movie, and it was the most fun i've ever had. Working for Dreamworks was a blast "no pun intended" heh heh, they paid extra's well back in 98'. I also got to meet Elijah woods pre-Rings, and he really did ride that motocycle there was no stunt double, and Morgan Freeman was cool too, he's just as down to earth as he's depicted in the movies, there really is no difference off screen, he's a really common person, sanz multi-millions... :D I remember being able to watch the dailys right 2 feet behind and over the shoulder of Elijah Woods. I remember take after take, and it was HOT like 95 degrees hot. It was pretty wild seeing the set. One scene all of the people had to look at the asteroid/comet coming right over our heads, to get everyone to "see" the comet, they used a helicopter and flew it over our heads at 70 mph using it's spotlight as a reference point for the actors. Another scene had us yelling and honking at each other in a traffic jam on the highway, we shot from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. for a few days. Everyone had to use our radios for direction cues in our cars.

  • November 15, 2009 Hi Bekka
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    Awesome depiction of what could happen....a little busy in the beginning with all the political jargon, but once thats over, its totally edge-of-your seat and wonderful special effects!

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