The Perfect Storm Synopsis
The crewmen of the Andrea Gail encounter a storm with hurricane-strength winds and 100-foot waves.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
This is one perfectly terrifying movie, an instant classic.
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88

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
'Titanic'' was a case of a cheeseball story riding terrific effects. The Perfect Storm is in every important way deeper.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A well-crafted example of a film of pure sensation. I do not mind admitting I was enthralled.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
Does about as good a job of simulating that terror as it possibly could, but it's no competition for what we create in our mind's eye while...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Petersen's speculative reenactment makes for gripping summer entertainment -- if you don't mind a little corn floating in your brine.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The problem with The Perfect Storm is that while its roiling collision of weather systems is pulled off with cinematic deftness, the actors...
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
So much water. Such a dramatic washout.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Petersen gives us monumental images of waves and rain and wind, but the editing is so choppy that the images don't build and crest.
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50

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
But jaw-dropping trailer aside, there isn't much movie here.
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40

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's shocking, considering the talent involved, the The Perfect Storm looks and feels fake.
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By redyeah
Remarkably touching and painful truth....

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By heyheyhey876
I loved this movie sooo much!!! y couldnt they guy with the gf live?...

Extremely Moving

By devin.tarr
An excellent film, it will break your heart for the lost...

The Perfect Storm

By The Cow Pharaoh
A Great True Story. Just goes to show you real life is better then fiction...

Gigantic Disappointment

By jcoss3
I read Sebastian Junger's original article in Outside magazine and loved it. Then I bought the book and was stunned at the story and Junger's ability to tell it. Then I went to the movie knowing...

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Rated PG-13 | For Coarse Language
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