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      Scorcher

      R 2002 1 hr. 27 min. Mystery & Thriller Action List
      Reviews 3% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Tactical experts must detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles before the Earth's shifting plates cause more devastation. Read More Read Less

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      Jo H Despite a fabulous cast, I can only think that everyone involved had a major light bill came in that week, or this was a contractual obligation affair all round. Colonel Beckett (Dacascos) comes over as immature and 'Animal House'-like; Rutger Hauer as the President looks bored; the brilliant John Rhys-Davies is the odd-ball professorial expert on earthquakes and geology who has swallowed a dictionary. The solution to a geological fault accidentally tripped by Chinese nuclear testing is, of course, evacuate Los Angeles and let off a couple more bombs to get the fault to behave itself. No scenes of the panicked populace leaving town; a major explosion in a traffic tunnel, which colonel's daughter survives (of course) attracts zero attention; colonel's daughter then gets kidnapped by raving fundamental looney-pyromaniac (???) and needs rescuing; bomb squad is a disparate bunch of loopy sorts, possibly a tad deranged by experiences of Vietnam (?) except for requisite evil Government bastard who loathes the colonel (never find out why) and who will try and stop the bombs going off just to make the colonel look bad. The fact that the planet will just crap itself and no-one will care anyway seems to elude him, but then he is evil. Some mad fist fighting, evil bastard is down, then the Presidential jet arrives and lands in the deserted street, sent to rescue the survivors of evil bastard, doomsday snipers and raving looney pyromaniac; aforementioned Pres. jet takes off JUST as the bombs explode and the mushroom clouds rise.... Oh, please! There's 90 minutes of my life I won't get back. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/27/22 Full Review Audience Member Terminator 2 - I mean, Daylight - okay, what I meant to say was Dante's Peak - no, wait. What was it? Oh, yeah, Scorcher features every character cliche in the book, pseudo-scientific babble and a laughable plot that even Ed Wood might shake his head at in embarrassed laughter. An even more effective disaster film would've been scrapping the movie and just releasing the footage of them making this. Full review at http://silverscreenfanatic.com/2014/12/08/what-the-hell-were-they-thinking-49/ Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member 2014-05-19 not as awful as I expected from the horrible ratings. think I've seen it before though, or something a lot like it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a really good film. I quite like disaster films and this is one of my favorites. It has plenty of action from start to finish and kept me very hooked on the storyline and all the characters. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member The look is not too bad, but it is a cheaply scripted and acted 'against the elements' movie with a highly improbable like most of these themed films have. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member This film... it has a certainly quality that makes you keep watching... until it shows a certain lack of quality and you realise you are never getting that hour in your life back. Its boiling... why is everyone still wearing jackets and 3 layers? arhhh, ok, well at least its all over now. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Oct 11, 2005 Full Review Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com As low-rent and derivative as a knock-off can possibly be - which is both a good thing and bad. But mostly bad. Rated: 2/5 Nov 11, 2003 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com almost bad enough to merit watching simply for kitsch value Rated: 2/5 Aug 28, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Tactical experts must detonate a nuclear bomb in Los Angeles before the Earth's shifting plates cause more devastation.
      Director
      James Seale
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Action
      Original Language
      English
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