• Released
  • February 7, 1997
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 48 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
Dante's Peak Synopsis
Volcanologist (Pierce Brosnan) and friend (Linda Hamilton) flee a deadly eruption.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Director Roger Donaldson ("Smash Palace," "No Way Out," "Species"), working from a script by Leslie Bohem ("Daylight"),does a serviceable...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Dante's Peak, written by Leslie Bohem and directed by Roger Donaldson, follows the disaster formula so faithfully that if you walk in while...
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Older youngsters not threatened by PG-13 levels of intensity might pester Mom and Dad to let them see this cinematic fluff-head. For...
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60

Empire

By Caroline Westbrook
This is yet another one of those mindlessly enjoyable outings which eschews such unimportant details as plot or characterisation in favour...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It hardly helps, of course, to have no characters to root for. What is it about Pierce Brosnan? He's got dimples, grace, charm; he's not a...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
"Twister" is a rush. Dante's Peak, on the other hand, is a bore. Oh, it has its moments, but most of them are concentrated in the final...
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30

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
These lessons are driven home via silly dialogue ("Her name was Marion and she loved volcanoes...") and painfully predictable plot...
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
Dante's Peak expands the concept of badness in movies.
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The dialogue is utterly inane, but the high-tech effects deliver the sort of thrills that disaster-film connoisseurs expect.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Approximately the last hour of Dante's Peak is made up of action scenes, and how well one likes computer-generated destruction will...
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Rated PG-13 | For Disaster Related Peril and Gore