Earthquake (1974)

Mark Robson's disaster movie is an account of a massive L.A. seismic disturbance and its effects on the population at large.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 22, 1998
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of those big-budget splashy special effects disaster movies.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...doesn't really hold up all that well today...

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Big budget trash--sometimes pretty funny

Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Not the greatest Disaster movie of the period, but still a fairly entertaining one.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

It's a disaster movie. You know what to expect.

Scott Weinberg

Corny all-star earth-shaker.

Emanuel Levy

Silly plot, one-dimensional characters, but lots of stars (Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner) and some good, Oscar-winning special effects

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Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

a masterpiece of bad moviemaking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Decent disaster film, Earthquake continues the tradition of disaster films that became so popular during the early 70's, except now it's an… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
By-the-numbers disaster flick. One star just for having Victoria Principal with an afro.
Apeneck Fletcher
Drama ensues when the big one hits L.A. in this 1974 disaster flick featuring a cornucopia of Hollywood talent of which it can be summed up with that Walter… More
jay nixon
Junk in the extreme but if you've never seen it and are a fan of bad cinema it's worth a go if only to see Victoria Principal in an afro!
AJ Verser
A highly typical disaster film from the mid 70s. Like the others it has a cast of recognizable celebrities, who don't get to do much else than be normal… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
It's a slow soap-opera buildup to the actual Earthquake. When it does occur, it's spectacular and haunting. The aftermath is creepy and depressing.

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