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The Impossible


Rated PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity.

PG-13 In Theaters 01/4/2013 , 114min.
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Critic score based on 42 reviews

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May 20, 2013
This touched on almost every emotion. Very touching. I feel so bad and great for the family in the movie.
February 12, 2013
Absolutely AMAZING! Ewan Mcgregor and Naomi Watts were incredible. I have not enjoyed a movie this much in years.
February 10, 2013
This has to be one of the most power films I have ever seen. I cried most of the way through it. Hard to imagine being on a beautiful tropical island and all of a sudden without warning a wall of water coming with no where to escape. Unbeleivable!!!!
February 10, 2013
February 08, 2013
When did this movie come to my area? I tired of not getting movies I'd like to see in our area.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The Hollywood Reporter
The Impossible is one of the most emotionally realistic disaster movies in recent memory -- and certainly one of the most frightening in its epic re-creation of the catastrophic 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
There is a troubling complacency and a lack of compassion in The Impossible, which is less an examination of mass destruction than the tale of a spoiled holiday. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Bayona achieves a rare sense of balance between the big and the powerful as well as the small and the intimate in the family's survival against impossible odds, no doubt the inspiration for the title. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
This is a tale not only of epic disaster but also of resilience. The Impossible is a nimbly acted drama that is at once a stellar visual achievement and a life-affirming story of familial love and courage. Full Review
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
A sham realist's disaster movie, tackily insulting the deaths of 300,000 people by reducing the horrors of the Indian Ocean tsunami to a series of genre titillations. Full Review

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