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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
John Cusack
Amanda Peet
Thandie Newton
Woody Harrelson
Danny Glover
Oliver Platt
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Jimi Mistry
Directors
Roland Emmerich
Screenwriters
Roland Emmerich
Harald Kloser
Running Time
158 minutes

2012
Roland Emmerich tries a small, personal one…


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2012

Plot
Scientists realise 2012 will see extreme weather effects, seismic activity and continent-sweeping tsunamis — and a secret multi-national project is undertaken to save a select few. Failed science fiction writer Jackson Curtis gets wind of this, and tries to save his family from the cataclysm.


Verdict
Fundamentally terrible, but almost irresistibly entertaining. Its horrors get a tad monotonous in the mid-section, but it’s still a value-for-money hoot.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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