• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 12, 2009
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
24

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. The formulaic story also limits what the actors can do, though Sokoloff slides nicely into the plucky reluctant heroine role.
  2. 25
    What we expect in exchange are a few thrills, a few jolts and some convincing destruction, none of which this cheap, embarrassing film delivers.
  3. 20
    There's much to be said for the major networks spicing their lineups with something more than just reality shows during the summer, but if Meteor represents the best they have to offer, Armageddon, come on down!
  4. 10
    The film goes beyond mere mediocrity to a gratuitous, mean-spirited ugliness that makes watching it not a campy hoot but a near-sickening ordeal.
User Score
1.0

Overwhelming dislike- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 32 out of 34
  1. Aug 25, 2014
    7
    Better than I dared to hope; I think I read some bad reviews somewhere, and so I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this.

    The plot
    Better than I dared to hope; I think I read some bad reviews somewhere, and so I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this.

    The plot moves forward from the very beginning, but keeps stopping here and there to tell the stories of different characters. The locations shown on map was cool, but it seemed it took a few seconds too long each time because they could have been shorter - especially when you had been shown those locations a half dozen times already.

    The whole thing was divided in two parts, and I have to say, the second part was slightly weaker than the first; we had already seen it all happen - sort of. Sure, some stories still moved forward, but the whole "meteor falling from the sky" thing had already been dealt with. It wasn't that bad all in all, though.

    Less amusing was to see that the same images of meteors approaching Earth and burning in the atmosphere shown over and over again, and you began to remember each clip from before. Maybe it's a low budget thing, but it made it look kind of cheap although the special effects were pretty good otherwise.

    Imogene O'Neil (Marla Sokoloff) had probably the worst couple of days of her life; nothing worked for her, and while it displayed quite well how some people would act in a situation like this, or otherwise, it still felt unreal how it could all happen to her.

    The end was lame. Not the survival of the world, but the happy meal together with the heroes of the day and Imogene's musings about the next time our world will be at peril... geesh. The story really didn't need that to conclude itself.

    All in all, a rather good disaster film, even though it perhaps could have been a bit edgier and focused a bit more on the disaster itself, and not the personal lives and problems of certain people. Still, I think the plot was pretty good, and the execution as well.
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  2. DJS
    Aug 30, 2009
    0
    "The Road" is a 10. This is the anti-Road.
  3. MikeP.
    Aug 2, 2009
    1
    Used every throwaway line, The "suspense" was predictable and inter-woven plots made absolutely no sense. Only the special effects merit any Used every throwaway line, The "suspense" was predictable and inter-woven plots made absolutely no sense. Only the special effects merit any positive response. Full Review »