Deep Impact

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Released 1998

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Director:
Mimi Leder
Released:
1998
Rating:
PG-13
Deep Impact is an American disaster film released in 1998 by Paramount Pictures and Dreamworks, directed by Mimi Leder and produced by Stephen Spielberg. The movie features an all star cast as well, with the likes of Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni and Jon Favreau to name a few. The movie starts on at an amateur star gazers party where Leo Biederman discovers a 7 mile wide comet on a crash course towards Earth. After a year of a government cover up, the truth is finally revealed by the investigative reporting efforts of TV anchor Jenny Lerner. As the world counts down for the devastation, society and life collapses, and when the one attempt to blow it up backfires, there's nothing for anyone to do but take shelter in bunkers and hope. Dramatic, inspiring and a bit backed by science, Deep Impact is a heart wrenching and as realistic and true as disaster films get.

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  • 70

    The New York Times 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 for.

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The latest in Hollywood's almost biblical procession of disaster films, Deep Impact tries with moderate success to be more than just the sum of its special effects.

  • 50

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    The season's first comet-targets-Earth special effects extravaganza is spectacular enough in its cataclysmic scenes of the planet being devastated by an unstoppable fireball, but p...

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