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New San Andreas Movie got mixed reviews from top critics. New Line Cinema (Warner Bros) and Village Roadshow Pictures released their new action/thriller film, “San Andreas,” into theaters this weekend, and all the top movie critics have turned in their reviews.

It turns out that it was a pretty mixed response across the board with an overall 42 score out of a possible 100 across 38 reviews at

The film stars: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Giamatti, Carla Gugino, Kylie Minogue, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, and Art Parkinson. We’ve added blurbs from a couple of the critics, below.

Mick LsSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a pretty good 75 score, saying: “By turns frightening, exciting and ridiculous, San Andreas is, in the end, more impressive than anything else.”

Glenn Kenny over at, gave it a 75 grade. He stated: “There are really no surprises here. But the action is bracing, Johnson’s performance is solid and, within its extremely narrow parameters, entirely convincing, and Gugino and Daddario are both gritty and attractive. The result is a pretty exemplary popcorn movie.”

Alonso Duralde at TheWrap, gave it a 68 score, stating: “There are big, loud entertainments like “Mad Max: Fury Road” that I find myself enjoying even with my critical-thinking cap on, and then there are movies like San Andreas that somehow go straight to my lizard brain; this movie’s dumb, and its portrayal of urban devastation borders on the pornographic, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t entertained.”

Chris Nashawaty over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 67 grade. He stated: “San Andreas shows that sometimes the fake stuff can get the job done beautifully. I don’t want to make any claims that San Andreas is a great film. It’s not. But as mindless sensory barrages go, its fakery taps into something real: It shows us just how impotent we all are to control our planet. Unless, of course, you happen to be The Rock.”

Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 63 score, stating: “I enjoyed large chunks of San Andreas, largely because the actors give it a full load of sincerity, and there’s some bizarrely effective comic relief thanks to Hugo Johnstone-Burt and Art Parkinson as Brits who picked the wrong week to visit the Bay Area.”

Brian Truitt over at USA Today, gave it a 50 score. He stated: “The cringeworthy dialogue and unmoving earnestness are the biggest disasters in this mostly forgettable action flick.”

Michael O’Sullivan from the Washington Post, gave it a 50 grade, claiming: “The dialogue in San Andreas is lame, its plot both predictable and implausible, and the character development beside the point. Even Dwayne Johnson, that force of cinematic nature and rock-ribbed charisma, doesn’t have enough charm to dig this mess of a movie out of the rubble of cliche it’s buried in.”

Justin Lowe at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “The movie is at its strongest when it integrates family dynamics into the plot rather than indulging in extreme couples therapy.”

Kenneth Turan over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 40 score. He claims: “Even by the non-Olympian standards of the disaster genre, San Andreas is chock-full of cliché characters, staggering coincidences and wild improbabilities.”

Andrew Barker from Variety, gave it a 40 grade. He said: “After providing some blissfully stupid B-movie thrills for its first hour, the film suffers from spectacle overkill.”

Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it a 38 score, saying: ” There’s nothing to keep the pulse alive after the first quake. Peyton throws in a second quake and a tsunami, but after a while buildings tumbling into the ocean are just a bunch of pixels turning everything into visual mush and leaving audiences in a digital stupor.”

Lou Lumenick over at the New York Post, gave it a 38 score, stating: “Oblivious to both narrative logic and the laws of physics, the cliché-filled San Andreas doesn’t nearly have the star power of earlier, better disaster movies it borrows from like “The Poseidon Adventure,” “Earthquake” and “The Towering Inferno.”

Joe Morgenstern over at the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 30 score. He said: “San Andreas changes all too quickly from satisfyingly foolish to dismayingly dumb to genuinely stupid.”

A.O. Scott over at the The New York Times, gave it a 30 grade. He stated: “The most disturbing thing about this may be how dull and routine it seems. Computer-generated imagery can produce remarkably detailed vistas of disaster — bridges and buildings collapsing; giant ships flung onto urban streets; beloved landmarks pulverized — but the technology also has a way of stripping such spectacles of impact and interest.”

Finally, Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a terrible 20 score, claiming: ” San Andreas is a disaster — literally. That’s not to take a piece out of Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson. His charm and family-man-style fearlessness as the movie’s star is the only saving grace in this thuddingly repetitive, badly written crash-a-thon.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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