Dante's Peak
Dante's Peak (1997)

Disaster follows when a long-dormant volcano suddenly reawakens. When strange things begin to happen around the peaceful town of Dante's Peak, noted vulcanologist Harry Dalton is sent to investigate. Harry's investigation leads him… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 7, 1997
DVD Release Date: January 20, 1998
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The movie works when things are on fire, but everything else - from dialogue to characters - is scathingly bad.

Matt Crenson
Associated Press

The new movie Dante's Peak displays all the elements of the classic Hollywood disaster flick, circa 1975 Irwin Allen (with stomach-turning dialogue to match).

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Rotten disaster movie from that rotten time when disaster movies had a comeback.

Steve Rhodes
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Why are disaster movies so frequently disasters? Probably because they are disasters first and movies second.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Can I recommend half of a movie?

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Scott Weinberg

Another mindless adventure flick you can add to my Guilty Pleasures pile.

Mike Clark
USA Today

A $100 million piece of piffle.

Rob Gonsalves

I can't recommend it, but it has my undying affection.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
There seemed to be a few disaster films in the 90's, there also seemed to be a trend for making identical films, this was the first for the double dose of… More
Film Crazy
I really enjoyed Dantes Peak, maybe not the best disaster movie by volcanoe but nevertheless an enjoyable one! It still has excitement and suspense even if the… More
Melvin White
Harry Dalton: I've always been better at feeling out volcanoes than people and politics.  "Whatever you do, don't look back." If you watch… More
Alex roy
Dante's Peak is quite a good disaster film directed by Roger Donaldson. The film may not be perfect, but considering the amount of disaster films that have… More
Jason Spencer
One of two volcano flicks of this summer. This one was the good one. I liked the characters although they are very cookie cutter in how they are written and… More
Michael Edwards
Very science heavy movie, but Pierce Brosnan is always good in those types of movies. If you want to see another Disaster movie from the 90s ide say… More