Dante's Peak Quick Movie Reviews

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
1.5/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 12/05/2018

The climactic eruption of DANTE'S PEAK is a harrowing montage of set pieces from a crumbling bridge to an acidic lake to literal balls of fire. The visual spectacle of carnage has aged well over the past twenty years. However, there's a solid hour and fifteen minutes of tedious 'meet cute' vignettes to get through. Brosnan and Hamilton are adequate if not really memorable protagonists. It does not help that most of the supporting cast are either idiotic or plain unlikable.

Rating of
2.5/4

Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/05/2012

Dr. Harry Dalton (Pierce Brosnan), a volcanologist, was assigned to a mountain near Dante's Peak. Locations were excellent and score suited the mood of the picture. There were numerous idiotic moments from the characters and almost impossible situations that only Hollywood can fabricate. Performances and effects were believable, which in effect, makes Dante’s Peak somewhat watchable despite the simple but touching premise.

Rating of
3.5/4

Hogan - wrote on 04/20/2012

This is a well deserved movie about another kind of natural disaster, volcanos. It really does give you the feel like you are in this little town and being faced with the possibility of have to pack and run. It makes me glad that there is not even a 'dormant' one anywhere close to me. Very good special effects, very good cast, and script is done supurb. Seeing Harry Dalton's past helps you soo how he reacts to the present situation. This is a must see if you are a fan of disaster movies.

Rating of
3/4

Alaine - wrote on 12/09/2011

Teeth clenching scenes, good special effects. Volcano stops being dormant, everybody runs. Like the volcano, the movie's quiet for awhile, then it's nonstop action.

Rating of
2/4

Snoogans - wrote on 10/02/2011

It's a disaster movie. You pretty much know what you are getting into.

Rating of
2.5/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/02/2007

Disaster-of-the-week - this time volcanoes! Some interesting special effects - some ludicrous (driving on molten lave and my tires are still fine!). Decent acting - raises this slightly above most cliched disaster flicks.

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