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The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
Deep Impact confines much of its horror to television news reports and has a more brooding, thoughtful tone than this genre usually calls...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Leder establishes a syncopated rhythm unlike anything we're used to in a catastrophe spectacle.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Deep Impact, a triple-strand ensemble disaster flick, has a few good opening minutes, the biggest tidal wave you've ever seen in the...
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Unfortunately, an A-list group of actors doesn't mean a lot when there isn't much of a script.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
You can enjoy the way they create little flashes of wit in the dialogue, which enlivens what is, after all, a formula disaster movie.
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60

Film Threat

By Chris Gore
While the film is flawed, lacks desperately needed humor and is filled with cliches, the attempt to explore the human cost of all those...
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
This Paramount-DreamWorks collaboration, with Stephen Spielberg credited as executive producer, is competently made, strongly focused on...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
To its credit, the movie eschews cheap dramatics, but at times it eschews dramatics altogether.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Deep Impact takes the high road and offers up more tearful reunions than actual fireballs and more egregious, sappy dialogue than you can...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A three-hankie weeper in disaster-movie drag, and its tear-jerking bull's-eyes are separated by long stretches of tedium.
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Deep Impact review

By Therumrunner5
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