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Release Date: November 13th, 2009

DVD Release Date: March 2nd, 2010

PG-13|2 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Earth's billions of inhabitants are unaware that the planet has an expiration date. With the warnings of an American scientist (Chiwetel Ejiofor), world leaders begin secret preparations for the survival of select members of society. When the global cataclysm finally occurs, failed writer Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) tries to lead his family to safety as the world starts falling apart.

Cast: John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover, Woody Harrelson, Thomas McCarthy

Director: Roland Emmerich

Genres: Thriller, Drama, Action

Production Co: Centropolis Entertainment

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, Survival, Family, Heartwarming, Los Angeles, Escape, 2010s, Love

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Operates in a dead zone roughly equidistant between parody and idiocy. You do get the connection between tongue and cheek, but much of the humor still goes thud. show more

  • Eye-popping special effects ensure that this movie will be a smash hit, and while it's entertaining for most of its excessive running time, the cheesy script fails to live up to the grandeur of the physical production. show more

  • This film that imagines the end of the world not as a whimper but as an implosion is a preposterously diverting, instantly forgettable, big-screen video game. show more

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