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: March 28, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 9, 2003
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Critic Score: 40% 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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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...pervasive mediocrity...

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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.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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

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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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Claudia Puig
USA Today

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

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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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This is a big, dumb, explosion movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
This is a guilty pleasure kind of movie. I love disaster films and although this one is nowhere near excellent, I have still watched it and enjoyed it a few… More
Kevin M. Williams
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
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