"The movie is an undeniable visual spectacle....At its best, 2012 is preposterous fun, with boggling special effects."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (11/13/2009)
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "2012 delivers what it promises....This one ends the world, stomps on it, grinds it up and spits it out."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (11/13/2009)
"[F]un, loud, optimistic and excessive....The state of the art in global woe..."
Movieline - Movieline Critic (11/13/2009)
"[E]normously satisfying, astonishingly accomplished, reprehensible-yet-irresistible...the crowning achievement in Emmerich's long, profitable career as a destroyer of worlds."
Washington Post (11/13/2009)
"[S]imultaneously spectacular and risible....The visual effects are pretty sensational, delivering the cutting-edge CGI goods auds want and expect."
Variety - Todd McCarthy (11/09/2009)
"Cusack, with his one-of-the-guys face and his nice way with child actors, does creditable work....[A] rock-solid disaster-pic..."
Entertainment Weekly - Lisa Schwarzbaum (12/10/2009)