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Based on 17 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A stupid movie -- but a deliriously stupid movie, which gives it a certain grandeur. show more

  • 25
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Washed away by drippy plot. [16 January 1998, p. 4D] show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    It's fast-moving, it's got fine special effects, the hero and heroine are pure and quick-thinking, the bad people die badly, and the script draws its fair share of laughs. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Salomon directed the silly but diverting action yarn, which benefits from the talents of Freeman, Quaid, Driver, and White. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The characters don't stay still long enough for the audience to worry about them. The high-priced actors (Freeman is especially wasted) are so much flotsam in the big water-tank action scenes. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It's not just about a disaster, it is a disaster. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One of those movies that never convince you its stories are really happening. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A spectacular natural disaster spiraling out of control, a crime gone wrong and a poor jerk caught in the middle: Yes, it's a standard action-picture recipe. But what a difference a cast makes. show more

  • 60

    A rollicking cat-and-mouse thriller in bad weather. And no dog. show more

  • 20
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Tired and formulaic. show more

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