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Based on 36 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's shocking, considering the talent involved, the The Perfect Storm looks and feels fake. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Does about as good a job of simulating that terror as it possibly could, but it's no competition for what we create in our mind's eye while reading. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    So much water. Such a dramatic washout. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The problem with The Perfect Storm is that while its roiling collision of weather systems is pulled off with cinematic deftness, the actors who stand there getting lashed and splashed don't have anything terribly interesting to say. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Petersen's speculative reenactment makes for gripping summer entertainment -- if you don't mind a little corn floating in your brine. show more

  • 50
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    But jaw-dropping trailer aside, there isn't much movie here. show more

  • 100
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    This is one perfectly terrifying movie, an instant classic. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A well-crafted example of a film of pure sensation. I do not mind admitting I was enthralled. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    'Titanic'' was a case of a cheeseball story riding terrific effects. The Perfect Storm is in every important way deeper. show more

  • 88
    Ann Hornaday Baltimore Sun

    Accomplishes a delicate balancing act, that of entertaining the audience with the thrills and adventure of the Andrea Gail's final journey. show more

  • December 17, 2008 Sweetrose
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    The film has phenominal special effects that grip your gut! You stand in awe of Nature,like Tyne (Clooney) and his crew. Weather can be predictable from minute to minute. You have to be cautious and alert to its ever-changing "moods", unlike the Andrea Gail miscalculated. Clooney,Wahlberg and the rest of the gang make this an amazing film you can remember. Bravo!

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