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  • Series Premiere Date: Nov 6, 2005
  • Season #: 1
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  • Starring: Nicholas Lea, Tom Skerritt, Shannen Doherty
  • Summary: This killer-storm disaster sequel to "Category 6: Day of Destruction" runs the risk of being insensitive (with footage of real-life killer storms and their aftermath still being shown daily on the news), but perhaps manages to avoid that label by being completely preposterous.
  • Genre(s): Action & Adventure
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. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    The storms in this production have more personality than the characters who chase, study and prepare for them.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    "Category 7" blows and then some.
  6. To sit through these four hours is to deserve compensation.
  7. 0
    The miniseries is about as enjoyable as toenail fungus or that sickening commercial for its cure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 79
  2. Negative: 50 out of 79
  1. sylviaj
    Jun 12, 2006
    great movie; where can i get it???
  2. AlexandraD
    Nov 7, 2005
    I really enjoyed it, quite action packed. Don't know why others are complaing about it.
  3. Pat
    Nov 7, 2005
    how could you make fun of this genre, or call it a bad movie. it's like watching a b-rated kung-fu flick-- you know it's going to be rediculous, but it's entertaining as hell. what a coincidence that it was produced before katrina and aired the same night as one of the most disasterous tornadoes to hit the states in the last decade. Expand
  4. ZackS
    Nov 7, 2005
    Category 7 is such utter crap it's beyond explanation. Even the special effects portions are just crap. The guy who was practically dead in a full body cast is now throwing objects and carrying people. Just crap. Expand
  5. MJS
    Nov 13, 2005
    I thought it was absurd satire/farce. OK, bad absurd satire/farce, but still. James Brolin was positively comedic, with the hysterical caps and all. The "syense ficshun" must have been researched by Disney gnomes. Hope they got well compensated for it. There's a new 6 Flags ride comin' out of this one, I tell ya! Expand
  6. AngelaB
    Nov 6, 2005
    I only give it a 1 because of the obligatory, and repetitive, good special effects. This is a quintessential liberal movie that apparently doesn't realize that its fly-over-country audience just pooh-poohs with the familar phrase "Oh, come on!" after just 15 minutes. You can't get much more politically left than starting out showing the FEMA director getting replaced for supposed incompetence, while trying their best to show what FEMA should be doing, not what it actually does, and shoving the debunked global warming theory down our throats again - and not only that, but that this info has been hidden from the public for years. They rip the president for not changing his stance against the Kyoto Treaty, and shorty after, the first presidential face to fall from Mount Rushmore: George. Oh, and don't forget the Chief of Staff is a Cheney look-a-like oil guy, who supposedly wields more power than the president himself. And to top it off, the movie makes a mockery of religious people, showing them as greedy and opportunistic. But, perhaps the movie is trying to be a parody of armeggedon, as the religious-nut characters are saying, as nearly all the characters are busy having sex, or wishing they were, through the whole movie. This is just as bad as "The Reagans" TV flop. As Rush Limbaugh says, this is movie is about what the left wanted to happen, thought happened, are trying to make happen. They think if they put it in a TV movie, maybe this is the same as recording history as it actually happened. Like I said, "Oh, come on!!" Expand
  7. MikeP
    Nov 6, 2005
    Horrible writing, lame effects, waste of time

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