• The Core (2003)

The Core

Release Date: March 28th, 2003

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 2003

PG-13 |2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

Geophysicist Dr. Josh Keyes (Aaron Eckhart) discovers that an unknown force has caused the earth's inner core to stop rotating. With the planet's magnetic field rapidly deteriorating, our atmosphere literally starts to come apart at the seams with catastrophic consequences. To resolve the crisis, Keyes, along with a team of the world's most gifted scientists, travel into the earth's core. Their mission: detonate a device that will reactivate the core.

Cast: Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Stanley Tucci, DJ Qualls, Richard Jenkins, Tchéky Karyo, Bruce Greenwood

Director: Jon Amiel

Genres: Science Fiction , Action

Production Co: Core Prods. Inc., Horsepower Films

Distributors: Humax Pictures Inc., GAGA Communications [jp], 01 Distribuzione, Paramount Pictures, United International Pictures

Keywords: Gripping, Escape, 2000s, Engaging, Quest, Emotional

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The Core is unabashed Hollywood spectacle, but with a cast of up-from-indie actors that makes the cataclysmic kitsch all the more fun to behold. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    It's a straight-ahead adventure with the usual number of thrills, but with the added virtue of being smarter and more sober than one might expect. show more

  • 75
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    The real core of The Core is the beautiful friendship between a highly emotive Eckhart and the sacrificial Karyo. Their bond is the best thing to happen to Franco-American relations since SpaghettiOs. show more

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