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4.0 out of 5 stars Does catastrophe neessarily entail male saviors?
A catastrophe film has a simple formula. A perfectly beautiful situation. Los Angeles. With a hint of a problem. Earthquakes. Then some small elements that could lead to something else and a few geologists to prove it with theories that prove nothing but create anxiety. The geologists are women and that adds a touch of male-chauvinism when all the men (and they are only...
Published on 10 Aug 2008 by Jacques COULARDEAU

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3.0 out of 5 stars Starring the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles
I have always suspected the tar pits of being a hot bed of adversity. And who knows what those nasty faults are planning for us. All in all this is as good as any other disaster movie with the exception that it brings the disaster home to you and not in some remote location. The acting is as good as any disaster movie. Tommy Lee Jones is a good selection and carries of...
Published on 31 Dec 2002 by bernie


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4.0 out of 5 stars VOLCANO, 9 May 2011
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This review is from: Volcano [1997] [DVD] (DVD)
VOLCANO is one hell of a film! It is scary, violent, disgusting and thrilling packed into just an hour and a half! The acting is brilliant as well and the dark humour mixed in with the sinister plot really works! Some parts you'll laugh yourself silly and other parts you'll scream in fear! As the cover says, you'll have a hell-lava time! Buy it now! I highly recommend it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars volcano, 1 Oct 2010
This review is from: Volcano [1997] [DVD] (DVD)
Action with Tommy Lee Jones and Anne Heche when a volcano erupts in Los Angeles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greaty Entertaining!, 26 Sep 2010
This review is from: Volcano [1997] [DVD] (DVD)
I saw this years ago at the cinema and really enjoyed it then and now I own it and still find it very entertaining, though a little far-fetched in places.

If you want an exciting film that won't bore you, this one is it. It starts with a bang and keeps you glued and basically does the trick.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 16 April 2010
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I especially liked Anne Heche in this film. I thought the film was suspenseful enough. I enjoyed it, even though the scene with the dog going to sniff the lava is contradicting itself from where the man on the train looks underneath the train and can feel the heat from more of a further distance.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward visual feast!, 6 July 2000
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Richard Hawton (Hove, E Sussex United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Volcano [1997] [DVD] (DVD)
Many have lambasted this film for its supposed `mindlessness`...True-it is (!), but it should be praised for its visuals, its acting and above all its humour. Whatever you do don`t expect to be taught about Volcanoes and all things geological, the science behind the film is questionable. Would you expect a Volcano to suddenly erupt from beneath Southwark for example? I think not... The main cast handle this obvious `thrillride` film with relish, especially Anne Heche - who has a particularly dry wit. Tommy Lee Jones has worked on better, but still seems to be having a whale of a time here. Definitely worth a look with a bucket of popcorn, a few cans of beer and a bunch of mates who don`t hold back on the sarcastic comments! Great fun!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great dvd for a fantastic price, 30 April 2009
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Great dvd for a fantastic price. It may not be the greatest film every made, but its a good old action film that you cant beat for the same price as a bacon roll and a cup of tea!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Would recommend this to all disaster film watchers out, 21 Oct 2014
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Seen this many times on TV . Delivery was prompt no problems with the dvd either. Would recommend this to all disaster film watchers out there
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2.0 out of 5 stars More of a damp firework, 19 Jan 2006
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This review is from: Volcano [1997] [DVD] (DVD)
This film fails to observe the three golden rules for disaster movies:
1. The film should be at least two hours long
2. There should be an all-star cast
3. The disaster must be plausible, however absurd it is
I can believe in earthquakes in L.A, hotels catching fire and passenger liners sinking, but the prospect of a volcano suddenly appearing in Beverley Hills is absurd. And where is the all-star cast? Yes, there's Tommy Lee-Jones and that woman who used to go out with Ellen DeGeneres (miscast as the love interest), but that's it.
As for the length, the plot slowly unfolds like any good disaster film (maverick warning everyone a disaster's about to happen, no-one taking any notice), then suddenly, it's as if the director realised he was running out of time and bang! The volcano explodes, everyone rushes around, people die and buildings collapse and suddenly we're at the end of the film and everyone's happy again. Tommy and Anne Heche are an item, Tommy's daughter has survived being surrounded by molten lava and da boyz from da hood are now best mates with the local cops. Absolute nonsense, but the special effects are quite good fun!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 6 Dec 2014
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Great film for showing how NOT to believe all you see in films!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for a laugh, 27 Aug 2014
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Classic film. A bit more humorous than serious film.
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