The Perfect Storm
The Perfect Storm (2000)

In October 1991, a dying tropical hurricane from Bermuda collided with a cold front from the Great Lakes, resulting in a "perfect storm" of previously unknown destructive impact that resulted in 100-foot waves; tragically, the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 30, 2000
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2000
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While the special effects are well done and quite impressive, this film suffers from any actual drama or characterization. The end result is a film that offers nifty eye-candy and nothing else.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Think of something with the heart and soul of a Conrad yarn, yet buttressed by very special effects and shrewdly packaged for devotees of the Outdoor Living Network

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

When so many movies promise a roller-coaster ride, Storm is one of the few that delivers more than noise.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

feels more like a made-for-TV movie

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A sense of reality is essential, and it's sorely lacking.

Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

The audience, with good reason, is much more conflicted in the end about this voyage than the crew, and so we are put in the unfortunate position of feeling superior to these men.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Scary and sad are the main concerns here.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

This movie is capable of hitting you with gale force.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A well-crafted example of a film of pure sensation

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Michael Dequina

The thrills come in an emotional vacuum--even more problematic considering Petersen spends so much time trying to develop a human center.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
It is a shame how this movie turns a real nightmare into a dull Hollywood spectacle full of visual effects but with little character development, and it even… More
Alex roy
A good effort from Wolfgang Petersen, The Perfect Storm is about the 1991 Hurricane that struck the New England Coast. Unaware that the storm is coming a boat… More
Kevin M. Williams
First, there's all dese Hollywood types gettin' dere New England accents a workout, and dat ain't too bad none, nosirree, but the real star here… More
Christopher Alcock
The Perfect Storm is abotu a group of fisherman who decide to brave it through a hurricane to save their catch and make some money. If you can ignore the… More
Jim Careter
A movie that leads to nothing and you leave the theatre feeling crappy for seeing it. Its depressing, it leads to no conclusion, and i'm glad The Simpsons… More
KJ Proulx
The title says it all, and more. I wished this movie to be good, and I was overwhelmed by it's greatness. The cast actually makes you believe that these… More