Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    The film is often unintentionally silly, and it might have been better if it tried to be.
  2. 20
    These folks are so blase, you'd think that scientists had predicted pennies from Heaven instead of world's end within the year.
  3. 20
    Michael Tolkin and Bruce Joel Rubin's straightforward script and Mimi Leder's toneless direction make this attempt so boring that the titles counting down the months, weeks, and finally hours to impact are best used to gauge how soon the movie will be over.
  4. 10
    Mimi Leder shows none of the vigor she exhibited when directing for E.R., and screenwriters Michael Tolkin and Bruce Joel Rubin betray a real aptitude for hack work.
  5. For a suspense drama, Impact is a slack, oddly enervated and mawkish soup of largely lethargic performances.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 12, 2011
    I really don't think it was all that bad. Better than Armageddon and I really liked it. I Don't know why people say it's so bad.
  2. Sep 1, 2014
    An average adventure similar to the same-year release of Armageddon. It packs a few punches but not enough to make Deep Impact worth re-watching. A shame, too. Full Review »
  3. Mar 5, 2014
    I think this movie is BETTER THAN ARMAGEDDON! It has nearly no stereotype "heroes" and a humanitarian side. It's too long for the story, but it has a good ending. Full Review »