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Polar Storm (2009)

A comet passes near the Earth and disturbs Earth's magnetic field.


Paul Ziller


Jason Bourque (story), Paul Ziller




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Coleman ... Dr. James Mayfield
Holly Elissa ... Cynthia Mayfield (as Holly Dignard)
Tyler Johnston ... Shane Mayfield
Terry David Mulligan ... General Mayfield
Roger Cross ... President
David Lewis ... Lou Vanetti
Rob Morton Rob Morton ... Michael
Emma Lahana ... Zoe
Nicholas Carella ... Peter
Marsha Regis ... Pam
Scott Lyster ... Kevin
Jay Brazeau ... Dr. Elman
Dean Redman ... Sergeant
Donovan Cerminara ... Soldier - Roadblock
Brent Stait ... Guard Captain


A comet passes near the Earth and disturbs Earth's magnetic field.

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Rated PG-13 for some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Polar rubbish
21 June 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I do dislike a vast majority of SyFy's films, though in all honesty I don't revel in tarnishing them no matter how much some of them deserve it. Polar Storm is not their worst, either The Apocalypse or Alien vs. Hunter, but it is down there. Visually, it looks alright at first, but then from the half-way mark to the end, the special effects look slapdash and done with no heart and the editing becomes increasingly half-hearted. The story is another problem, for its running time like I've said with a few SyFy movies it is very thin and the ending feels like a farce more than anything else and a very predictable one at that. The script is trite complete with illogical lapses and scientific factual errors, and the characters are clichéd and I didn't care for any of them, and my guess is the actors didn't either. And the acting was so wooden from across the board. Overall, as much as I liked the theme that they tried to tackle, Polar Storm is a mess. 1/10 Bethany Cox

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28 March 2009 (USA) See more »

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