• 2012 (2009)

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 45
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Say this for Roland Emmerich's latest movie: It IS a disaster. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    There's something to be said for a formula picture done almost to perfection. In 2012, Emmerich gives you everything you expect, but gives it to you bigger. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    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

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