2012 Synopsis
People struggle to survive in the wake of a global cataclysm that nearly wipes out humanity.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
There's something to be said for a formula picture done almost to perfection. In 2012, Emmerich gives you everything you expect, but gives...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
God forgive me, but I enjoyed the nerve-racking silliness of this newest, loudest exercise in destruction.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

Eye-popping special effects ensure that this movie will be a smash hit, and while it's entertaining for most of its excessive running time,...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This film that imagines the end of the world not as a whimper but as an implosion is a preposterously diverting, instantly forgettable,...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The result is a state-of-the-art multiplex three-ring circus whose special effects stagger the senses and play like a video game, whose...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Doomsday views are a knockout, but the script is a real disaster.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The movie is an undeniable visual spectacle, but just as unequivocally a cheesy, ridiculous story.
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45

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Say this for Roland Emmerich's latest movie: It IS a disaster.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Operates in a dead zone roughly equidistant between parody and idiocy. You do get the connection between tongue and cheek, but much of the...
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Beware 2012, which works the dubious miracle of almost matching "Transformers 2" for sheer, cynical, mind-numbing, time-wasting,...
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WILL THE WORLD END IN 2012?

By Bible Prophecy
Jesus Christ said,"NO ONE KNOWS about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven,nor the Son, but ONLY THE FATHER." (Matthew 24:36)....

STUPID STUPID AND MORE STUPID

By cyruss
why would they make a movie about something stupid like this!...

Congratulations!! 2012 worse movie of the year

By migsar
The blu-ray DVD will look great on your home theater as ambient background for your next house party, but that's about it.. Definitely 2012 was just made for pure cheap entertainment, and never ...

Get to the picture.

By too_legit
This movie was dragging the "BIG HIT"for way too long. Super predictable plot, they could've did something different for once....

Amazing Global Castastrophe Movie

By flixwatchergal
You get a bang for every buck you spend to see this film. There are multiple story lines so be careful not to get too distracted on all the wonderful spec effects. Cusack, Glover, and Harrelson were...

Just Goes to show you how many mindless Americans we have out there. Ooh pretty colors.

By guitartuck
This movie was way too hyped up. I counted at least 5 or 6 places this movie could have ended. After the second one the movie got plain stupid. Incredibly unrealistic through each potential...

Great CGI. Racist Script.

By badbadkittymn
If you're into special effects, this movie won't disappoint. What bothers me about this movie is the racist screenplay. The writers resort to that tired old plot line that has the likable minority...

Another world ending disaster movie......

By the_flick_reviewing_king
Since the Day After Tommorrow there has not been too many disaster movie blockbusters no increadibly good ones anyway. This film stars the now veteran actor John Cusack who has grown over the years...

2012 Movie Review

By Asianfreak
88 out of 100 It's so thrilling that you'll s*** your pants....

I FELL ASLEEP.during the movie

By jboy82
I was sooooooooo excited to see this movie that i made sure i got advance screening tickets for 2012. I was SO disappointed cause the movie had no story! It was all visual effects but even that gets...

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Rated PG-13 | For intense disaster sequences and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Massive global destruction -- not for worriers.
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