The Core

Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 6 out of 32

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Critic Reviews

  1. I've just seen The Core, and I have a piece of advice for Hilary Swank: Don't quit your night job.
  2. Only Stanley Tucci seems aware of the drop-dead stupidity of the plot, and acts up a storm of high camp as the narcissistic scientist.
  3. 30
    This sloppily made, poky, extra cheesy adventure is virtually a remake of "Armageddon."
  4. The only pressing burden in this deep interior world is the question: What in or on Earth is a cast this good doing in a movie this ridiculous?
  5. 10
    The cast of The Core deserve Oscar nominations just for being able to speak most of the lines without succumbing to the chortles.
  6. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    10
    Built from an alloy of absurdium and stupidium, with the latter, heavier element dominating the mix.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 59
  2. Negative: 29 out of 59
  1. Mar 7, 2012
    0
    The label of "science fiction" doesn't mean you get to do whatever you want and expect audiences to believe it.
  2. James
    Apr 28, 2007
    0
    This movie is the worst piece of shit I have ever seen in my life! i nearly fell asleep!
  3. HamishS.
    Mar 31, 2007
    0
    Wow. I hope no one got paid for writing this. This has got to have one of the worst plots of any film with some of the biggest holes ever (no Wow. I hope no one got paid for writing this. This has got to have one of the worst plots of any film with some of the biggest holes ever (no pun intended). Full Review »