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Deep Impact (1998) Movie Information

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7090

Avg. Rating:

2.35/4

# of Ratings:

160

Genres:

Action

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

05/08/1998

Director:

Mimi Leder

Actors:

Robert Duvall
Téa Leoni
Elijah Wood
Vanessa Redgrave
Morgan Freeman
James Cromwell

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A giant comet is about to hit the earth. While scientists plan to prevent the extinction of man, the president pins his hopes on a mission to destroy the comet before it can impact Earth.

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Yojimbo 09/22/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This film opens with a visually spectacular meteor strike devastating various famous landmarks, which soon descends into a cheeseball soap opera during which very little actually happens. A round of applause for the genius behind that idea...

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Daniel Corleone 12/31/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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An amateur astronomer Leo Biederman (Elijah Wood) notices an object near the stars Mizar and Alcor at a star party in Richmond, Virginia. Jenny Lerner (Téa Leoni) get's involved with the "E.L.E.", for "Extinction-Level Event." US President Tom Beck (Morgan Freeman) announces that a comet named Wolf-Biederman is 7 miles (11 km) wide, large enough to destroy all life if it strikes Earth. Amazing special effects, decent acting and skilled artists are not enough to make a film good. Not enough thrills and convincing performances, Deep Impact, like other disaster films, pretty much disappoints and entertains depending on the scene.

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sapien 10/24/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The best part of the movie is at the end when Tea Leoni's character hugs her father. It was very moving.

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PsychoKing1227 10/22/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

This film was a very well-rounded saga. First and foremost, it addressed ideals of a world terrorized by outside forces, a comet that has the potential to destroy much of the Earth in an incredibly devastating cataclysm. However, this film is set apart from movies like "Armageddon" by how human it is. The story is complex, yet much of the complexity comes from the human interactions, not necessarily the attempts to destroy the comet, but how everyone else has to deal with the consequences of the rescue operations. A wildly wonderful film with great performances by Elijah Wood, Tea Leoni, Morgan Freeman, and Leelee Sobieski. Powerful stuff.

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frenchfreyteetor 04/13/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

A fun movie, but not as good as Armageddon. Wish this movie would have come out a different year.

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Allison 09/12/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Leelee Sobieski was one of my favorites. this movie is okay.

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