Get us in your inbox


  • Film

Time Out says

Effects apart, this is dire: predictable, clichéd, sloppily written, pitifully performed and surprisingly short of real shocks and suspense. The story can be described in two ways: as a rip-off of Only Angels Have Wings, in which Paxton's implausibly intuitive tornado expert is torn between two women, his ex (Hunt) and his fiancée (Gertz), and two lives, a safe weatherman job, or a risky return to the group of crazily devoted storm-chasers trying to get a gizmo up inside a twister's 'suck-zone'; or as a repetitive spectacle where all that happens is that the objects hurled around in the air simply get bigger. Forget the many redundant references to The Wizard of Oz, this hasn't a fraction of that movie's logic, imagination or ambitions. Seriously depressing.
Written by GA

Release Details

  • Duration:113 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jan De Bont
  • Screenwriter:Michael Crichton, Anne-Marie Martin
  • Cast:
    • Helen Hunt
    • Bill Paxton
    • Jami Gertz
    • Cary Elwes
    • Lois Smith
    • Philip Seymour Hoffman
    • Alan Ruck
    • Sean Whalen
You may also like
You may also like