Consensus:Hard Rain is an implausible heist movie soaked in disaster movie trappings.
Virtually nothing that takes place here is believable for a moment, beginning with the idea that all these people would expend all their energies trying to shoot one another when they are so imperiled to begin with.
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
For all the talent and effort involved, ''Hard Rain'' turns out to be routine entertainment.
It's big, dumb, noisy, and teeming with idiotic dialogue, yet the finished feature has a certain merry swagger about it that keeps everything motoring right along, and the hook of the film is immaculately presented.