Film Review – TWISTER (1996)

Twister (1996; USA; Technicolor; 113m) ∗∗∗½  d. Jan de Bont; w. Michael Crichton, Anne-Marie Martin; ph. Jack N. Green; m. Mark Mancina.  Cast: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz, Lois Smith, Alan Ruck, Zach Grenier, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Scott Thomson, Todd Field, Sean Whalen, Gregory Sporleder, Joey Slotnick, Wendle Josepher. Advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes. Action-packed blockbuster may be made to look familiar through its conventional plotting, but has likeable characters and the pace never lets up. Hunt and Paxton make capable leads and the effects are top-notch. [PG]

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