San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's hard to dislike a picture with flying cows and oil trucks.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It's a keeper, a tumultuous love story set against the backdrop of 24 hours of really, really inclement weather in the Oklahoma heartland.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
A summer crowd-pleaser worthy of its wind.
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This film encompasses everything that is both grating and great about the blockbuster. It gives scant regard to character depth or dialogue while still being a must-see hoopla of computer trickery that weakens the knees and raises the neck-hairs.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
And for a movie that stars acts of God, this work of mortals provides surprisingly little liftoff. The stuff that whips through the angry skies in Twister is the most exciting part of the spectacle. Essentially, we're turned on by debris.
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By James Berardinelli
Doesn't have any pretensions. It is what it sets out to be: an effective piece of big money, early summer entertainment designed to blow viewers away.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
You want loud, dumb, skillful, escapist entertainment? Twister works. You want to think? Think twice about seeing it.
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TV Guide

Extreme-weather buffs, thrill-ride junkies and anyone else in search of mindless entertainment need look no further.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Audiences may howl at the hackneyed plot and dialogue, but you won't hear them over the Dolby sound effects assaulting your eardrums at a gazillion decibels.
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San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Big swirls of computer-generated dirt, a bickering couple and the dead certainty that the fiancee will leave and the bickerers will get back together. An exciting night out, or what?
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68 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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