Deep Impact

1998 "Oceans rise. Cities fall. Hope survives."
6.2| 2h0m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 08 May 1998 Released
Producted By: Paramount
Country: United States of America
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A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century.

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Bergorks If you like to be scared, if you like to laugh, and if you like to learn a thing or two at the movies, this absolutely cannot be missed.
Mandeep Tyson The acting in this movie is really good.
Bob This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
Geraldine The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
Mynameisroman Remember Armageddon? That was a great movie about an asteroid on its way to earth. an action movie to be precise. this movie has the same background story but puts its focus on a couple of random people and their fates. but some of their story line feel forced and the outcome was no surprise. at least they are trying to be more realistic in terms of what could happen in such event. overall the movie is just okay... not really bad but also not great. you might watch it once on the tv and then probably never again
Davis P Deep Impact was released in the time of the disaster movie frenzy. In 1996 we had Independence Day, then in 1998 we were brought this and also Armageddon. Not that that's a bad thing because I'm a big fan of Independence Day and of this film. First of all, I really liked the cast and their acting. Tea leoni, Morgan freeman, Robert Duvall, Elijah wood, and Leelee all do really well with their roles. For me, this was leoni's film, out of all the actors, I think she outshined them all. She really showed her dramatic acting chops. Freeman was very good as the president, he just is a perfect actor for a powerful role. And Duvall fit his retiree astronaut role well, he was just a good fit for it. The writing isn't just all cheesy and phoned in clichés, often times that can happen in disaster movies because they just wanna mainly focus on the visual effects aspect of the film. But I didn't think that was the case here. I really loved the dialogue between leoni and her parents (Redgrave and Schell). Especially with her father, the movie really focuses on their relationship, just like it focuses on wood and Sorbeski's. And the film did both story lines justice. The visual effects are impressive, especially for 1998, not quite to the level of Independence Day in my opinion, but still pretty well done. I enjoyed this trilling movie and I know you will too. 8/10.
philipposathina When i was young i used to be easily impressed by movies. As time went on getting me less pure and innocent, this strange relationship of mine with "fiction" started to fail, which i think is healthy and understandable. And then of course there was a time when i got really demanding as a viewer, not been impressed and influenced easily by every single film that tried to shock me this or the other way. "Deep Impact" has been one of the very few films -maybe the only Hollywood made one- which influenced my deeper feelings that much, as to make me have nightmares about it. "Deep Inpact" is not totally Hollywood cliché free. Yet they are not annoying and seem totally acceptable given the story the film is about. And unlike "Armagedon" - its "twin" film since it was released at the same time and had more or less the same story to tell- which was full of cliché and stereotypes from the beginning to its end and therefore predictable and boring to death, "Deep Impact" manages to avoid easy solutions and focusing on real world characters makes the viewer live through them the feelings of the ultimate desperation and agony the unavoidable hyper disaster of the end of the world, their own and their beloved ones end, make them feel. This film is not just another "science fiction" movie. Actually its a 99% science and only 1% fiction one. And the events as they are illustrated in it, from the beginning to the end, are so convincing therefore upsetting that may enter the world of your nightmares too -like they have mine. For we all know that a deep impact like the one this film depicts is anything but an impossible real world scenario and if, or better when it occurs the way people will be informed about it and will speechless have to face and experience it will be more or less exactly like this film shows.
Bman777 It's crazy ... Throughout the movie, everyone shows very little reaction to the news that a comet the size of Manhattan is hurtling to Earth, potentially killing every person and creature on our planet. The expressions on the actors and actresses are blank, emotionless, kind of immediately resigned to dying in about a year. Weird how other reviews liked the acting and how the flick touched them. I seriously don't get it. Deep Impact was too unrealistic by how Americans acted or really didn't act. In reality, mass hysteria would build, criminal and impulsive behaviors would increase, and society would start unraveling. The President was totally unbelievable and and the reporter was literally like a zombie, stating horrible news like someone who is reporting the loss of a championship high school football game. No one reacted realistically. The characters on the rescue ship made efforts at showing some human emotion, but they came off as wooden and dull. The major flaw in the movie is that most people on Earth ... including the main characters ... would react far more strongly, more unpredictably, than the way everyone reacts in the flick.