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The Core Reviews

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May 20, 2003
Call it Armageddon inside out.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
May 12, 2003
'Simple película palomera de la cual no se van a acordar nada a los cinco minutos de haber abandonado la sala de proyección'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 7, 2003
The big letdown are the stultifying visuals that look more like 80's theme park motion-ride effects. Now boarding Core Tours!
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 7, 2003
Instead of whisking viewers to a previously unseen environment that can't yet be explored outside of a movie theater, The Core proves that the computer-generated images can be just as dull as the people who inhabit the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 27, 2003
The feeling that you've seen this all before when you sit down to watch "The Core" is not some intensely psychic deja vu. You have seen this before, if you've watched any of the potboiler sci-fi Jules Verne films like "Fantastic Voyage," "20,000 Leagues U
April 24, 2003
With a plot as predictable as the tides and as cliched as a poem that compares a rose with love...The Core is little more than a handful of disposable heroes in a can out to save the planet.
April 24, 2003
The six heroes of The Core journey to the centre of the Earth where they discover that beneath our planet's crust lies a soapy remake of Armageddon.
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April 14, 2003
...a generally watchable but somewhat disjointed effort that always knows where it is going, even if the destination itself lacks all the luster of a true disaster epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2003
When we are living in a post-terrorism era (and in a current war situation), it's kind of nice to sit down and watch a movie in which everyone is worrying about something we in the audience really don't have to worry about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 7, 2003
Apesar de abusar na utilização de clichês, o roteiro de O Núcleo possui a grande vantagem de saber rir de si mesmo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2003
It ends up going on and on.
| Original Score: 2/4
April 7, 2003
Is it bad? Oh yes. But it's the best kind of bad: a wonderful exuberant bad that only well-meaning-yet-misguided moviemakers can provide.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 7, 2003
Good, silly fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 6, 2003
The film is an enjoyable vestige of the B movies of yesterday, not just in storyline but in cheap-looking effects. But with an $85 million budget, one wonders why the filmmakers voluntarily chose to make it look cheap.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2003
It is a disaster, but not the good kind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 5, 2003
There are the expected heroics and martyrdoms, quarrels and resolutions, one-liners and kisses. It is not ... subtle, and it's too long, but it is a decent bit of silly fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 5, 2003
Despite the boisterous production values of this overwrought and unevenly irreverent disaster B movie, The Core never really shows us anything worth exploring under its nonsensical albeit volatile crusty surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2003
Boosted by a fine cast that manages to sell Layne's purple script, the movie never really seems to stop. It just keeps going, just keeps drilling, just keeps moving, offering a wild ride in the process, one that's just absurd enough to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 4, 2003
I'd be willing to recommend the movie if not for the moments in which the screenwriters try and add some kind of depth to the story through its characters -- moments that are awkward even for this material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 3, 2003
The script is pretty good, jokewise, and is a refrigerator movie, i.e. you'll have a good time until you get home and while having a snack realize how bad it really is.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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