The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg star in this true story action film, from director Wolfgang Peterson, of the ill-fated crew of the Andrea Gail fishing boat. In October 1991, the fisherman attempt to reach save harbour as three raging weather fronts - one of them Hurricane Grace - converge to form the greatest storm in recorded history.

2000125 minsUSA
ActionAdventureTrue Story & Biography

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The Perfect Storm / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

For once, we have a film in which the FX guys dominate and yet, human truth and drama shine through.

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BBC

BBC

Things only really kick in once the black clouds loom.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

This movie is capable of hitting you with gale force.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Have you ever wondered, while contemplating your laundry spinning, what it would be like to be trapped in the rinse cycle? Well, now we know.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Perfect Storm is thrilling but can't match the terror of the book.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A well-crafted example of a film of pure sensation...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Has noticeable problems with characterisation and dialogue. But once that awesome storm... gets cranked up, it's hard to remember what those difficulties were...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

This gusty oceanic epic... has lollapalooza special effects and gripping ensemble performances. But its quotient of human drama is finally too stingy for the personal stories of a group of New England fisherman battling "the storm of the century" to hit the emotional bull's-eye.

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Salon

Salon

The Perfect Storm shook me, and the feeling lingered.

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Variety

Variety

A picture that leaves one thinking less about the fates of the characters than about how the actors had to spend most of their working days soaking wet.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

A sense of reality is essential, and it's sorely lacking.

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Not terrible, but distinctly disappointing...

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Total Film

Total Film

The plot's simply one long - but hugely effective - set-piece which contains more action than all the other popcorn-crop put together, while rising above its fellow big-hitters due to some terrifying realism.

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