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Based on 36 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
100
New York Post
This is one perfectly terrifying movie, an instant classic.
88
Chicago Sun-Times
A well-crafted example of a film of pure sensation. I do not mind admitting I was enthralled.
88
Boston Globe
'Titanic'' was a case of a cheeseball story riding terrific effects. The Perfect Storm is in every important way deeper.
88
Baltimore Sun
Accomplishes a delicate balancing act, that of entertaining the audience with the thrills and adventure of the Andrea Gail's final journey.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Does about as good a job of simulating that terror as it possibly could, but it's no competition for what we create in our mind's eye while reading.
75
The problem with The Perfect Storm is that while its roiling collision of weather systems is pulled off with cinematic deftness, the actors who stand there getting lashed and splashed don't have anything terribly interesting to say.
75
New York Daily News
Petersen's speculative reenactment makes for gripping summer entertainment -- if you don't mind a little corn floating in your brine.
63
USA Today
So much water. Such a dramatic washout.
58
Entertainment Weekly
Petersen gives us monumental images of waves and rain and wind, but the editing is so choppy that the images don't build and crest.
50
Mr. Showbiz
But jaw-dropping trailer aside, there isn't much movie here.
40
Rolling Stone
It's shocking, considering the talent involved, the The Perfect Storm looks and feels fake.

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