Deep Impact
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Mimi Leder (The Peacemaker) directed this science-fiction disaster drama about the possible extinction of human life after a comet is discovered headed toward Earth with the collision only one year away. Ambitious MSNBC reporter Jenny Lerner (Tea Leoni) stumbles onto the story, prompting a White House press conference. United States President Beck (Morgan Freeman) announces the government's solution: a team of astronauts will travel to the comet and destroy it. The team leader aboard the spaceship Messiah is Spurgeon Tanner (Robert Duvall), who was once the last man to walk on the moon.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"a little too melodramatic"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Malignant and insensate, it's already too far gone for treatment."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"a crockful of hard-to-swallow melodrama... It would have been much more fun to drop in on the folks who elected to party like it's never gonna be 1999."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"One could say Deep Impact is an above average action movie or an average drama...any movie with Morgan Freeman is president is OK by me."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"The characters they've chosen to focus on are so thin and uninteresting (and sometimes downright irritating), all you're left to root for is the comet's speedy arrival."
‑ Kevin Lally, Film Journal International
"Disaster movies are trim and exciting or they're nothing, and Deep Impact isn't trim or exciting."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Sin intención artística, el guión logra su objetivo."
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
"Parece que a diretora Mimi Leder realmente acreditou que seus personagens fossem interessantes, bem como a história. Não são."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"If you must ask for whom the bell tolls, you'll find the answer here."
‑ Andrew Howe,
"The direction and script is so confusing and so riddled with holes that you'll spend the hour after the movie discussing all of its problems with your date and friends."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"The joy of any catastrophe flick is watching the world that annoys you so much get its due."
‑ Brandon Judell, Entertainment Asylum
"Unlike Armageddon, this film possesses a plot. Granted, it is the insipid plot of a made-for-TV miniseries, but at least it is an actual, tangible plot."
‑ Carlo Cavagna,
"A disaster film where some the lead characters practice kindness,courage and compassion in unique ways."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Mimi Leder's end-of-the-world pic places intelligent human dramas -- how people really feel and react to life-threatening situations -- above predictable histrionics."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
"For all the money ($80 million) spent on this early mid-year entry, all you, the viewer, get is Dull Impact."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
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