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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 26, 2009
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: NBC latest in a series of disaster miniseries features James Van Der Beek as a scientist who discovers the weather project he's working on is actually being made for more dangerous reasons.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Kate Ward
    50
    The miniseries (which concludes on Aug. 2) gets predictably political, thanks to its government-conspiracy-centric plot, but Storm doesn't give us enough of what we really want: awesome CGI tempests.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    30
    The Halmi factory has a certain genius for packaging these kind of projects, built around terse titles and big concepts. If only they put as much effort into producing them, The Storm might amount to more than another soggy tempest in a teapot.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    30
    This type of show can overcome rote performances and filmmaking if its narrative is sufficiently brisk and surprising. Unfortunately, the conspiracy here is shadowy only in terms of the camerawork.
  4. The Storm is almost but not quite bad enough to be fun. Although Treat Williams is clearly having a great time, those of us in the audience are left feeling damp and more than a bit moldy.
  5. The two-night miniseries "The Storm," the latest production in NBC's summer of the apocalypse, suggests the network may be running out of creative ways to terminate life as we know it.
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  1. JonO
    Aug 3, 2009
    4
    Great story line but its very hard to get into the whole storm atmosphere with the constant horrible special effects.