The Quake

The Quake

The Quake

A geologist races against time to save his estranged wife and two children when a devastating earthquake strikes Oslo, Norway. The sequel to 2015's The Wave.

2018Rating: PG-13106 minsNorwayNorwegian with English subtitles
ActionThrillerWorld Cinema

The Quake | Reviews

85%40 reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

There are fewer special effects shots than we'd see in a Hollywood version, but they are shrewdly deployed and suitably unsettling.

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Bloody Disgusting

Bloody Disgusting

The Quake doesn't reinvent the wheel in any way, but it does offer more human emotion than any disaster movie in years.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The film's drawn-out boy-who-cried-wolf arc creates little opportunity for the main character to develop.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Joner is a capable actor, but he's required here to remain for such a long time in a one-note condition of mental fragility that our sympathy for the character starts to give way to exasperation.

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Variety

Variety

It's just intelligent and serious enough...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

More cerebral and less CGI-effects laden than most similar efforts, this sequel demonstrates that Hollywood has nothing on the Scandinavians when it comes to making exciting disaster pics.

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Vulture

Vulture

Should be required viewing for all of today's Hollywood franchise jockeys. It shows you how to make one of these things without sacrificing your characters' souls (or your own, for that matter).

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Film Threat

Film Threat

The reason to watch the film is the excellent cinematography and awe-inspiring effects.

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