158 mins
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2012 | Ratings & Reviews

"To say that 2012 is the 'mother of all disaster movies' would be both a true statement and an insult to disaster movies. It cannot be denied that for wholesale destruction and death count this film has it all, bar the actual planet exploding like Alderaan being hit by the Death Star. But in doing so, 2012 teaches the viewer that gluttony is not a healthy virtue by any account."

Flicks, Andrew HedleyFlicks

"A near three-hour movie built entirely out of special effects set pieces and join-the-dots characterisation."

The TimesThe Times

"(Nothing) will give you more respect for how difficult it is to be an actor than watching top talent... struggling to treat the film's ungodly language and situations with perfect seriousness."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Even though this movie's... about one hour too long, there's still some pretty cool disaster stuff on the way."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"The visual effects are pretty sensational, delivering the cutting-edge CGI goods auds want and expect. It will be hard to watch "Earthquake'' ever again after this one."


"The mother of all disaster movies (and the father, and the extended family) spends half an hour on ominous set-up scenes (scientists warn, strange events occur, prophets rant and of course a family is introduced) and then unleashes two hours of cataclysmic special events hammering the Earth relentlessly."

Roger EbertRoger Ebert

"If you leave your brain at the door, and I mean LEAVE IT THERE, and grab a jumbo popcorn, this disaster movie’s CGI may entertain."


"Eye-popping special effects ensure that this movie will be a smash hit, and while it's entertaining for most of its excessive running time, the cheesy script fails to live up to the grandeur of the physical production."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Fundamentally terrible, but almost irresistibly entertaining. Its horrors get a tad monotonous in the mid-section, but it’s still a value-for-money hoot."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"The film is dumber than a bag of hammers, of course, but by crikey it doesn't hold anything back."

Christchurch PressChristchurch Press

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