Into the Storm

Film, Action and adventure
Into the Storm

A simple tornado just isn’t enough for the modern disaster movie. They’re just not sufficiently scary unless a) there are also sharks involved or b) there are loads of them. Wisely (if hardly scientifically), this shakycam screamer adopts the latter approach – and when the badass cyclones do muscle into town, ripping up schools, banks and airports willy-nilly, the film is fairly fun to watch. Sadly, everything else about it is, well, a bit of a disaster. The characters – including Richard ‘Thorin Oakenshield’ Armitage as a smalltown dad who can’t relate to his kids and Sarah Wayne Callies as a weather scientist – are without exception derivative and dull. The film plays fast and loose with its found-footage structure, and thanks to some epic windspeeds these cams are even more sickeningly shaky than usual. The result is diverting, but hardly worth getting in a twist over.

By: Tom Huddleston


Release details

Rated: 12A
Release date: Friday August 22 2014
Duration: 89 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Steven Quale
Screenwriter: John Swetnam
Cast: Sarah Wayne Callies
Richard Armitage
Jeremy Sumpter

Average User Rating

3.5 / 5

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I went to see this film a few days ago and really enjoyed it, so I was surprised to see the 2 star review from Time Out afterwards.

The film is rated 12A, so you'll know before it starts that it's not going to be too graphic.  I liked the way they filmed most of it as though they were making a documentary.  I thought the special effects were good and there was a bit of humour in it with the 2 'jack-ass' style idiots.  It was a gripping storyline with a race against time element and I would recommend going to see it.