Актеры: Helen Hunt (as Dr. JoAnne Thornton-Harding), Bill Paxton (as William 'Bill' Harding), Cary Elwes (as Dr. Jonas Miller), Jami Gertz (as Dr. Melissa Reeves), Philip Seymour Hoffman (as Dustin 'Dusty' Davis), Lois Smith (as Aunt Meg Greene), Alan Ruck (as Robert 'Rabbit' Nurick), Sean Whalen (as Allan Sanders), Scott Thomson (I) (as Jason 'Preacher' Rowe), Todd Field (as Tim 'Beltzer' Lewis), Joey Slotnick (as Joey), Wendle Josepher (as Haynes), Jeremy Davies (as Laurence), Zach Grenier (as Eddie), Gregory Sporleder (as Willie)
Описание: Такой фильм, конечно, лучше смотреть на большом экране. Сюжет очень прост - ученые охотятся за смерчами, чтобы поместить в эпицентр свой прибор. Попутно главные герои - оформляющие развод Хелен Хант и Билл Пэкстон - выясняют отношения и в процессе работы, побывав в центре смерча, налаживают эти отношения с поцелуем в диафрагму. Но смотрится все это захватывающе - снято так, что, кажется, ты сам во всем этом участвуешь. Спецэффекты достигают такого высокого уровня, что снять, наверное, теперь можно о чем угодно. (Иванов М.)
Рецензии: Okay, I'm revealing bias here again, but what good critic doesn't? Anyway, those who have commented on what a mess this film is need to keep in mind this' the movie was a collaboration between Jan de Bont and Michael Crichton, and this, I think, is a war of sensibilities. De Bont made a fun movie in SPEED, which was plot driven, yes, but had people to care about, and was exciting(of course, what he's done since isn't that good, but this was then). Crichton, on the other hand, is completely plot-driven, and while he distills science well, cares nothing about character, and what he writes is so skeletal it has the effect of putting a straitjacket on the story' it has no room to breathe. The film is a mess, for the most part, because those two sensibilities fight it out, and unfortunately, it seems Crichton wins.
The good parts, of course, are the tornadoes, and all the special effects. I also liked all the scientist characters who are with Helen Hunt. Usually, when scientists are in films, they're presented as dweebs. Here, while they are nerds, they're eccentric and funny and human beings. You also feel the vicarious thrill of trying to chase something like this, which I didn't think was possible. And while the scientists were after their objective, they weren't callous towards the effects of the tornadoes. And finally, Helen Hunt. I'm a big fan of hers, and she projects intelligence, grace under pressure, and humor, plus she handles the emotional stuff well without getting sentimental.
Unfortunately, we have the bad parts. Cary Elwes et al were totally unnecessary to this story(and "they're not in it for the money, they're in it for the science!" ranks up with the worst lines of the decade), it's merely an arbitrary insertion of a villain where none is needed. Bill Paxton is good at times, but he's saddled with that line and some other bad lines, which is Crichton's way of spelling everything out instead of trusting us. And while Jami Gertz was funny at first(trying to do her job during all the chaos around her), she became a bit much after awhile. In short, this movie doesn't blow, but it's not the great ride I was hoping for