• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2005
  • Season #: 1

Overwhelming dislike - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 9 out of 11
  1. Fans of this telefilm's predecessor... will probably enjoy this upped ante of a sequel, though it once again mixes spectacular effects with childish human melodrama.
  2. There's little point in critiquing the acting other than to say this isn't a production that will embellish anyone's list of credits. Nearly everyone here is a caricature trying to make the best of a miniseries that is all about the special effects.
  3. Accidentally ridiculous. [4 Nov 2005, p.69]
  4. 25
    It has moments of being so-bad-it's-good, which is to say it's at its best when it's a near-satire of the genre. But it drowns in redundant action scenes and sentimentality.
  5. 25
    Even with network movie expectations at an all-time low, you might expect more from November's only broadcast miniseries than an overblown repeat. We've seen enough bad weather and bad movies to last a lifetime; why anyone would want to see the two combine again is beyond me.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    "Category 7" blows and then some.
  7. To sit through these four hours is to deserve compensation.
  8. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    The storms in this production have more personality than the characters who chase, study and prepare for them.
  9. As bad as the original was, the sequel is even worse.
  10. Here's an early candidate for worst miniseries of the 21st Century.
  11. 0
    The miniseries is about as enjoyable as toenail fungus or that sickening commercial for its cure.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 78
  2. Negative: 50 out of 78
  1. sylviaj
    Jun 12, 2006
    great movie; where can i get it???
  2. CaryH
    Dec 30, 2005
    Little far fetch, but it makes you wonder - ?Could it Happen - sure, why not?
  3. DelG
    Dec 5, 2005
    I was hoping that the world WOULD end while watching this crap.