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  • Summary: In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 32
  2. Negative: 8 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Aug 11, 2014
    75
    Into the Storm is as straightforward a disaster film as you're likely to find.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Aug 7, 2014
    63
    Bring on the bread and circuses. Into the Storm features laughable dialogue, far-fetched situations, and generic characters played by actors who almost look like more famous stars. I still had a blast; and if you lower your resistance, you may too.
  3. Reviewed by: Drew McWeeny
    Aug 7, 2014
    58
    The film barely services the main characters and their arcs, so there's really no room for the sort of delicate etching needed to make supporting characters live and breathe. The film is at its best when it embraces the goofy nature of disaster films in general, and when it gives the audience the red meat it craves so desperately.
  4. 50
    As impressive as the effects can be, as effective as the blend of TV news helicopter POV shots, security camera footage, cell-phone video and storm chaser images mimicked here turn out, the human stories are given short shrift in this “spend our budget on effects” action picture.
  5. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Aug 8, 2014
    40
    Too cartoonish to be cathartic, and too ghoulish to be honest fun, Into the Storm is mostly a somewhat uncomfortable sit enlivened by occasional hilariousness.
  6. 38
    Hollywood's latest entry in that tried-and-true genre, the disaster movie, is . . . well, it's like . . . a totally gnarly roller-coaster ride!
  7. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Aug 7, 2014
    25
    Even within the spinning cylinder of mediocrity that is Into The Storm, there are some minor pleasures to be had. Those are mostly found in Walsh, who is probably best known for comedic supporting turns, but makes the most with what is nearly a leading man part here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  1. Aug 8, 2014
    10
    This has the best Effects anyone could ask for, it could make you be afraid of storms like it did to me :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. Aug 20, 2014
    8
    Just seen it and from my point of view it's very well made disaster movie. I have no idea why it has bad reviews from some viewers as it has decent story line, good special effects and keeps the tension all the way through the film. Would definitely recommend for anyone who is looking for decent disaster movie. Expand
  3. Sep 16, 2014
    7
    Take the director of Final Destination 5, add in the writer of Step Up 5 , some actors from television and a large list of unknowns and you have a disaster on your hands. Sounds like I’m taking the piss but I’m actually serious, Into The Storm made me cringe in the previews and I begged for its big scale disaster and it delivered on every level. The special effects are so catacalysmically astounding, I don’t understand how the movie bombed at the box office…I mean audiences bought horrific acting and story in Transformers 4…and 3….and 2….and to some extent 1…and teenage mutant ninja turtles…and battleship…but still you walk into this movie knowing 100% that the acting is going to be average, the story is going to suck and barely be there, we are here for big screen twisters with an alarmingly high level of destruction and boy did this deliver!

    So the plot inverted commas is based around a couple of different groups of people, a couple of redneck goofballs who spend the movie filming crazy stunts to try and get famous on youtube, a group of film students trying to record a college essay video, a group of storm chasers filming a documentary and an entire graduating class. Together their stories intertwine as they try to stay out of fire from the tornados (and yes I say tornados!) as well as flying cars, planes, trucks, wreckage and houses that are tossed around in an epic CGI impress-fest. This movie suffers with its story but makes up for it with groundbreaking CGI work that looks so real you would almost believe it.

    he special effects are so masterfully detailed it makes it so hard to criticize this film, it is littered with tornados, including the dreaded firenado, the whole CG looks so real it actually provides a real sense of danger and fear that Twister seemed to really miss.

    Now cast wise there are a couple of big names in here Richard Armitage from The Hobbit films, Sarah Wayne Callies from The Walking Dead and Scott Lawrence from Avatar and Star Trek Into Darkness are the standouts for this, the rest are a bunch of fresh faces that don’t provide anything substancial to the role, but given what limited material they are given, it is hardly surprising. Sure its full of characters doing dumb things like running into abandoned factories full of hazardous chemicals and running into the school for shelter and hiding in the hallways and then saying that the school has a storm shelter later on after the tornado has passed, but for all of its misgivings this movie is just pure fun.

    Critics have been panning this movie as the worst thing since Transformers 4, but if you simply walk in, switch your brain off and relax, you will find that this 90 minute piece of escapism is a lot of fun and is a great example of how special effects have come.
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  4. Aug 14, 2014
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie reminds me a lot of the movie Twister from 1996. The special effects were done well and the acting was good in my opinion. The good thing I liked about this movie was that there was two climactic scenes. I usually just expect one but the fact that they had two was pretty awesome. Some parts of the movie killed it for me though because I come from a medical background and it just didn't look believable.

    It was well worth a watch and had some heart wrenching scenes. There were no flying cows though which I was kinda hoping to see.
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  5. Aug 8, 2014
    5
    Another Generic Disaster movie made for teens, Twister is a better watch. Reasons are is because this one is filled with abysmal acting and some of the scenes just make no sense and or drag on for too long. Expand
  6. Aug 17, 2014
    4
    Predictability and ridiculousness runs rampant in "Into The Storm," a turn-off-your-brain film with filled with lame dialogue and characters, but some promising thrills/effects. Expand
  7. Aug 16, 2014
    0
    Easily one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life. I kept sorta open minded when I went into the theater (not a big fan of found footage movies) but this movie was just horrible. To people wanting to go to the theater this year to see a movie, save your money. There isn't any blockbuster coming out this summer (except maybe Guardians of the Galaxy, though I'm not a big superhero fan). Expand

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