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Fresh: If the story seems a little waterlogged, it's still big, loud, and fun to watch.
- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Fresh: In the tradition of the old Westerns and Mel Gibson's Road Warrior flicks, this film provides good escapist fun.
- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Saturday, January 1, 2000
I think this movie got ragged far more than it needed to. Kevin Costner wasnt given a break at the time and the huge budget was just insane. But I enjoyed the movie.
- jmanard52, Thursday, March 29, 2007
Damn you guys are horrible how could the majority of you rate this as average? It was one helluva movie!
- Gx7, Sunday, September 19, 2010
This movie is actually really well done. I don't see why so many people seem to hate it. It's really imaginative and pretty interesting. I love it for what it is, but I do have to agree with Roger Ebert on how it would have been nice had this film not simply been an overblown action movie, and tried to have some substance and explore the world and address issues with how the survivors deal with stuff like storms. Costner isn't amazing here, but he's not bad. Hopper is a little too hammy, but still fun to watch. Jeanne Tripplehorn looks good, and I wish her performance matched her looks, but she's not terrible either. Maybe it's because I saw this at a young age and was so floored by the concept that I'm unable to join the masses who hate this movie, but honestly it's really pretty good. It dosn't deserve the jeers it gets.
- cosmo313, Monday, August 15, 2011