Core

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Product Overview

After a geophysicist discovers that the earth's inner core has stopped rotating, an elite team of scientists has one last chance to save the world - by journeying into the center of the earth!

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 40226599
UPC 097363346746
UPC 14 00097363346746
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Apocalypse
Crafts
Death
Scientists
Supernatural
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Weird phenomena lead a brilliant geophysics professor, Dr. Josh Keyes (Aaron Eckhart), to the discovery that the Earth's core has stopped revolving, ultimately resulting in severe natural disasters and radiation akin to that of a microwave--and the end of the world. Keyes' worst fears are confirmed by superstar scientist Dr. Conrad Zimsky (Stanley Tucci), who turns to his former partner, Dr. Ed Brazzleton (Delroy Lindo), who has devoted twenty years to creating a ship that can journey to the center of the Earth. The U.S. government, whose secret experiments, unbeknownst to all of the team but Zimzky, may have caused the problem, builds the ship at record speed and sends a team in to set off nuclear bombs that will restart the core. Astronauts Colonel Robert Iverson (Bruce Greenwood) and Major Rebecca Childs (Hilary Swank), and a nuclear weapons specialist, Dr. Serge Leveque (Tcheky Karyo) are also assigned to the mission, which promises both spectacular discoveries and tremendous danger. Witty one-liners save the film from taking itself too seriously while the special effects keep the action exciting. Directed by Jon Amiel (COPYCAT, ENTRAPMENT), THE CORE also stars Alfre Woodard, DJ Qualls, and Richard Jenkins.
Reviews
USA Today "...The movie's deepest impact lies in the performances..." 03/28/2003 p.3E
Variety "...[The] approach proves refreshing...[The] pic has a full-bodied feel given extra texture by John Lindley's cinematography..." 03/24/2003 p.25-82
Total Film "...The 'something's not right here' build-up is snappy....There's also a neat line in humour..." 05/01/2003 p.102
Los Angeles Times "...The sense of fun is unmistakable..." 03/28/2003 p.C1
Directors
Jon Amiel
Actors
Alfre Woodard
Stanley Tucci
Hilary Swank
Delroy Lindo
Cast & Crew
Aaron Eckhart - Actor
Alfre Woodard - Actor
Delroy Lindo - Actor
DJ Qualls - Actor
Hilary Swank - Actor
Richard Jenkins - Actor
Stanley Tucci - Actor
Tcheky Karyo - Actor
John Lindley - Cinematographer
Jon Amiel - Director
Terry Rawlings - Editor
Sean Bailey - Producer
Cooper Layne - Producer
David Foster - Producer
Cooper Layne - Screenplay
John Rogers - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 334674
UPC 00097363346746
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 134 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Reviews
ReviewSource L.A. Times
Review There is also, at least in the early stages, a lot of intentional humor embedded in the script by Cooper Lane and John Rogers. Although it ends up conflicting with the film's less successful attempts to be taken seriously, the sense of fun is unmistakable.If The Core finally has to be classified as a mess, it is an enjoyable one if you're in a throwback mood. After all, a film that comes up with a rare metal called Unobtainium can't be dismissed out of hand.
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Reviewer Kenneth Turan
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The music is perfect for this enterprise: ominous horns and soaring strings. The cast includes some beloved oddballs, most notably DJ Qualls (The New Guy), who plays Rat, a computer hacker who can talk to the animals, or at least sing to the dolphins. The only wasted cast member is Alfre Woodard, relegated to one of those Mission Control roles where she has to look worried and then relieved.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 6
ReviewSource James Berardinelli's ReelViews
Review As big-budget camp goes, The Core is first-rate. If you take the movie seriously, it's an unmitigated disaster, a surefire walk-out. But, if you adjust your thinking and take the production for what it is (not necessarily what it was intended to be), there is perverse enjoyment to be had.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 6
Features
DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Swank,Hilary
Label Paramount Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV 100% Exciting!,Edge-of-your-seat thrill ride that's a total blast.
Tony Toscano, Talking Pictures It was just plain fun and entertaining.
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