Gale Anne Hurd
formulaic, full of exaggerations and implausible events, and with mostly
stereotypical characters. Still, Dante's Peak is head and
shoulders superior to its thematic and contemporal counterpart, Volcano.
Compared to Mick Jackson's film, this is Schindler's List. Donaldson
actually shows interest in the technical aspects of the film's theme,
and the film never runs out of thematic interest. Brosnan and Hamilton
initially look like an odd couple, but the latter's performance
justifies their relationship, and the drama improves as the film
progresses. Like the better films of the genre, Dante's Peak is
suspenseful and sentimental till kingdom come.