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From Roland Emmerich, director of THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW and INDEPENDENCE DAY, comes the ultimate action-adventure film, exploding with groundbreaking special effects. As the world faces a catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions, cities collapse and continents crumble. 2012 brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Starring John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Woody Harrelson and Danny Glover.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Roland Emmerich's 2012 provides plenty of visual thrills, but lacks a strong enough script to support its massive scope and inflated length.
December 14, 2018
2012 is the rare case of a bad film that I'm nevertheless obliged to recommend you see.
June 22, 2017
2012 is reminiscent of yesteryear '80s shlock-tastic blockbusters -- total popcorn entertainment w...
June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Massive global destruction -- not for worriers.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that director Roland Emmerich's 2012 is an intense, violent disaster movie, with billions of anonymous characters getting killed during massive scenes of destruction (earthquakes, tsunamis, and more). Although the tone is mainly exciting, the relentless devastation could terrify or depress many viewers (both kids and grown-ups), especially those who've been through natural disasters themselves. In other words, this is no movie for kids anxious about the state of the world. Fans of the genre will find some of the effects truly impressive, but there's not much in the way of character or plot depth. Expect a little bit of kissing, drinking, and swearing (including "s--t"). All that and it's almost three hours long. ...
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller
- Release Date:November 13, 2009
- Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More