Action / Adventure / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 57%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 58%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 154925


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Philip Seymour Hoffman as Dustin Davis
Alexa PenaVega as Jo Harding age 6
Cary Elwes as Dr. Jonas Miller
Helen Hunt as Dr. Jo Harding
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750.53 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 53 min
P/S 3 / 47
1.55 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 53 min
P/S 7 / 8

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by d w 2 / 10

I doubt if real tornado nerds are as unlikeable as the ones in TWISTER

Pretty good special effects built around a cast of good actors portraying very unlikeable tornado chasing geeks. rude and self absorbed can these characters be??!! Its a good relationship/self awareness/maturity introspection teaching movie. If you are obsessed by some activity (like studying/chasing tornadoes) and decide to form a club of like-minded, completely dedicated "nerds" or "geeks" focused on that activity, then watch this movie and make sure you don't act these people. I felt bad for the Jami Gertz character. Granted, I was not sure what marriage/cheating/infidelity dynamics were going on but those tornado people sure did treat her poorly. She should never had shown up and attempted to hang with those people. I am going to try and be a nicer person when I see an "outsider" in my presence. Thanks for helping me become a better man.

Reviewed by ccman2 8 / 10

Quite realistic and probably Bill Paxton's career highlight.

I've gone storm chasing before and this movie really entails how that mother nature can create an angry sky and just as angry people. The graphics are good, dialogue's good, plot is okay, and is an all and all genuine movie. While it's not a very much of a feel good movie, it's a movie showing just how chaotic weather and your own life can get.

Reviewed by jimbo-53-186511 3 / 10

Well it didn't blow me away....

Jo Harding (Helen Hunt) is an advanced storm chaser whom along with her crack team have devised a product that will help them learn more about tornadoes (as well as allowing them to get better warning of when they are due to arrive). Bill Harding (Bill Paxton) a former storm chaser turned weatherman is on his way to meet Jo to get her to sign their divorce papers as he is due to marry his new fiancé Melissa (Jami Gertz). However, upon hearing that a tornado is due to arrive Bill decides to help the storm chasers much to the dismay of his wife-to-be...

After a fairly impressive opening, Twister unfortunately soon settles in to a rather banal set-up; Bill's ex-wife is chasing tornados and Bill heads over to see her to make sure that she signs the divorce papers and decides to bring his fiancé along for the ride. This automatically created an awkward and unnecessary love triangle and this whole scenario was a little ugh in the early stages.

Once the story is established, we then move on to our crew chasing down various tornadoes that seem to crop up here there and everywhere. Now don't get me wrong I like a bit of spectacle and enjoy some cheesy escapism, but the thing with this film is that there is no real depth to it and it is literally just 2 rival sets of storm chasers driving round and chasing storms and sadly after a while it starts to become repetitive. What also drags this film down is a lot of the character who are just so unlikeable; Philip Seymour Hoffman and his cronies seem more like frat-boys than people and they seem to share this mentality (this may be funny to some people, but I personally found a lot of it annoying).

The rival crew are headed up by Elwes who to his credit does a good job at being a smug annoying prick, but even his shtick starts to wear out its welcome and unfortunately like Hoffman and his mates he comes across as being irritating.

Sadly, with so many unlikeable characters and so much smug in-your-face and irritating dialogue Twister is quite an ordeal to sit through and this isn't helped by a story that lacks no real narrative drive. In fact, I can only assume that this is why the director overcompensates in some of the set pieces - I literally couldn't keep a straight face when I saw cows flying across the scene and realised at this point that it was impossible to take this nonsense seriously.

Ending on a positive note perhaps the only good thing I can say about this film is that I liked Helen Hunt's character and I appreciated why she dedicated her life to doing what she does and fully understood her reasons (which become clear at an early stage). I also thought that both Hunt and the late Bill Paxton had some great screen chemistry. However, these positives aren't enough to cancel out the many negatives aspects in Twister.

The fact that Michael Crichton co-wrote this film makes me weep slightly inside. Is this the same Michael Crichton that brought us great films such as Westworld and Jurassic Park?

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