The Core
The Core (2003)

An unlikely band of scientists and soldiers join forces to save the world from certain destruction in this action-drama. As the world is struck with a variety of inexplicable phenomena -- attacks by enormous swarms of birds in London, the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 9, 2003
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
41%
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User Score
34%



Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A B-movie with its tongue planted firmly in cheek, The Core is so unintentionally (intentionally?) bad that it's a hoot.

Ed Park
Village Voice

Undigestible fusion of worst-case earth science and leaden pacing.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

There's a marked absence of panic in The Core.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A magical film: it never runs out of new and delightful ways to be completely inane.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[I]t's not campy enough to be consistently entertaining, and it's certainly not exciting or smart enough to be a first-rate sci-fi epic like a Deep Impact.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Scientists may shudder, but at least some good actors are getting work.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This is a big, dumb, explosion movie.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Jules Verne this isn't, but it makes for fairly diverting escapist fare.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The Core works because the characters are idiosyncratic enough to seem authentic but not so zany that they seem contrived.

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Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

'The only truly interesting aspect found in "The Core" is Jon Amiel's thoughts as to what the inner parts of Earth might look like.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
I dunno why but I do like this disaster film :) yes its totally stupid, totally unrealistic and completely along the lines of 'Armageddon under the… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
i was just waiting for Alan Jacksons "where were you when the world stopped turning" to play over the end-credits.
Alex roy
The Core is one perfect example of a terrible film that should've never been made. What's stunning about this film is that it has a good cast of… More
Sophie Burgess
The only thing that makes this film worthwhile is D.J Qualls. He plays a great and interesting part which holds the film together. The narrative was weak and… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Action/adventure sci-fi about an intrepid team of scientists who must journey to the center of the earth in order to save the world. I wonder what can happen?… More
Dead Angel
I did liked this movie when I watched this. But the whole storyline was so-not-okay. I mean it was a serious type of movie. I learned some stuffs from it. But… More

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