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Year
2005
Runtime
116 min.
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Rating *
6.5
Votes *
270,497
Checks
55,001
Favs
813
Dislikes
1,186
Favs/checks
1.5% (1:68)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. Scratch47's avatar

    Scratch47

    OK - to clarify: the bad parts are the basement sequences with Tim Robbins, the Jurassic Park ripoff, and showing of the creatures. Plus the characters and story (ending especially) are thin foils for the spectacle and detail. This is less a 3 act character journey and more a horror show, and at the end, you are THANKFUL it ended so abruptly.
    BUT - the first hour IS amazing. The score and effects are superlative. Cruise and Fanning are excellent and portray the bludgeoning terror perfectly. The intensity and emotional impact are ridiculously absolute, and highlighted with horrific and macabre detail that harkens back to 9/11: the burning train, the desperation, the picture board, the looting of the car, the bodies in the river, the ash, the clothes, desaturated colour...how the hell did this get a PG-13 again?
    Plus, the choice to focus on the family instead of the destruction was wise, and makes us feel the psychological unease...The moments that always leave me breathless...Cruise wiping the ash off his face, his life changed in 10 minutes...the bridge collapse... when Rachel turns around before getting on the ferry, watching the trees move...and Ray looking out helpless over the 'red weed' that has snaked over the landscape... a truly devastating and awful image that has a cold alien beauty, spoiler One of Spielberg's best, I feel.
    6 years 11 months ago
  2. IreneAdler's avatar

    IreneAdler

    I found this one pretty entertaining. Dakota Fanning was incredible.
    I'm actually not a big fan of Tom Cruise, but he sure is a really good actor and this is one of the movies where he can show it.

    The story was entertaining and gripping. Not among the best movies ever made, but definately worth watching. Some nice effects and scenes and a pretty scary atmosphere.
    5 years 5 months ago
  3. squeamish movie lover's avatar

    squeamish movie lover

    Love this one. One of Spielberg's greatest. 9 years 4 months ago
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