Generally favorable reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Dec 23, 2012
    The Impossible strikes an insincere tone, one that doesn't let the obviously powerful moments stand on their own, but instead follows the beautiful Hollywood stars to safety, while the real story is left on the ground.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Nov 22, 2012
    A sham realist's disaster movie, tackily insulting the deaths of 300,000 people by reducing the horrors of the Indian Ocean tsunami to a series of genre titillations.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 250 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 61 out of 71
  2. Negative: 5 out of 71
  1. Jan 6, 2013
    Best movie i have ever seen. It's has a lot of heart touching moment that can make you cry . it's was so real that can make you believe in that movie
  2. Dec 21, 2012
    The best Spanish film of the history of cinema.
  3. Dec 23, 2012
    "The Impossible'' is a true story very intense story of family's survival against the odds.worth checking out for the acting and effects ,and is not a remake movie. Full Review »