• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: May 21, 2006
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
23

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 12
  2. Negative: 9 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    60
    The disaster-movie clich├ęs pile up in 10.5 Apocalypse.
  2. 50
    The sheer brazenness of its borrowed trashiness makes it oddly watchable.
  3. "10.5: Apocalypse," is visually dazzling, relentlessly hysterical and also a sequel, which means that most viewers sitting down to watch it know what they're getting into. That should damp down any untoward expectations -- the appearance of a believable character, for instance, or piece of dialogue, neither of which, be assured, is to be found here.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    A pastiche of disaster movies past with everything from tidal waves to erupting volcanoes, the some-star cast gamely waltzes through writer-director John Lafia's silly plot beats, which pass at such breakneck speed there's barely time to giggle at them.
  5. 30
    Actually, the calamities and catastrophes occur with such frequency and ferocity that, yes, indeed, "Apocalypse 10.5" suffers the curse of being unintentionally funny -- even hilarious -- no matter how guilty one might feel about laughing even as hordes of extras are being turned into Kentucky Fried People.
  6. Reviewed by: Allison Benedikt
    20
    There are some so-bad-it's-good moments.
  7. Everything about the [miniseries] is so lousy, it's difficult to pick just one failure. [19 May 2006, p.65]
  8. 12
    A laugh-out-loud disaster.
  9. 10
    The sheer cheesiness of it all is astounding, and it's bad cheese, not the campy variety that can offer guilty pleasures.
  10. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    10
    Forced, frantic and continually preposterous.
  11. The four-hour project was written and directed by John Lafia, who managed to find new and creative ways to turn every scene into a cliche and get a cringe from every line of dialogue.
  12. Poorly acted, terribly written and plotted with audacious ridiculousness, "10.5: Apocalypse" is TV junk food that's neither tasty nor filling. It's just junk.

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