Meteor (1979)

After a shower of meteors is discovered to be hurtling toward earth, an American scientist (Sean Connery) and his Soviet counterpart (Brian Keith) work together to save the planet, even after many places are destroyed. The film was… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 19, 1979
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2000
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Critic Score: 5% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Meteor really combines several disasters in one continuous cinematic bummer.

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Empire Magazine

If you're ever asked just how bad the disaster movie could get, this is the answer.

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Brian Orndorf

The all-star cast can only do so much to liven up the proceedings, with director Ronald Neame gradually losing tension as the film drags out the obvious for far too long.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

See it on peril of death by boredom.

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TV Guide

An $18 million, star-studded disaster film, which in itself is a major disaster.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Chatty disaster pic that talks itself to death.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The suspense is sludgy and the character development nil; even the inadvertent comedy is spotty. The spectacle of Manhattan's demolition is interesting enough, but there's a lot of time-killing before the city actually goes up in flames.

J.C. Mašek III

A chain reaction in space causes an asteroid field to send out a ton of space rock (and not the Pink Floyd kind) toward Earth.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

bond saves the world yet again

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Flixster Audience Score: 13% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
One of the last disaster movies of the 70s. It has some intense moments, but for the most part it's boring and the story is kinda silly too. Still,… More
Barry Lappin
Great late seventies dramatic monster of a movie
jay nixon
Junk with a good cast trying to breath some life into a tired script.
shane haley
I had never heard of this movie before, it showed up as a suggestion when I looked up Dante's Peak. Godzilla is to Cloverfield as Meteor is to Armageddon.… More