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

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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 52 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 43
  2. Negative: 26 out of 43
  1. LorraineT
    Jul 26, 2009
    The zoom in and zoom out made me ill. If anyone wants to ruin his or her career, follow what this director did to this movie.
  2. JimB
    Jun 15, 2009
    This movie was on rerun last evening. Watched it with the girlfriend. We had such a great time watching this complete train wreck. She thought it important to wrestle me down every time I talked over the dialog commenting about the implausibility of events. This happened about every minute or so. She admonished me to be quiet so she could listen to the riveting story. I just loved the fact that you can reroute a moving fault line by blowing up a gas field. Full Review »
  3. SamG
    May 24, 2009
    I rated this as a 2 since the camera work ruined it. It seemed as if it could have been a good movie, except the zoom in, zoom out was horrible; it was not natural. No one ever moves in then moves out when talking to someone. The first time this movie came out, I stopped watching it after 15 minutes. That was all the time I could bear with that camera work. It was making me sick. Full Review »