Movie Ratings, Family Movie Reviews & More!

Still shot from the movie: The Core.

The Core

Combing through piles of data on unusual natural phenomena following the stoppage, a university professor uncovers the grave fact that Earth's total destruction by solar radiation is only months away. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: A-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 135
Theater Release: 28 Mar 2003
Video Release:
MPAA Rating: PG-13
See Canadian Ratings
How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Product placement is a sometimes subtle, sometimes not so subtle addition, to movies. How do you feel about this form of advertising? What products did you notice in this film?

Zimsky’s justification for developing his device of mass destruction is that someone else will do it if he doesn’t. Do you see that kind of attitude in our world today? Is having your own arsenal of weapons the only way to avoid conflict?

Carl Sagan is an astronomer who played a major part in space exploration programs. You can read a brief biography of Sagan at www.cnn.com/US/9612/20/sagan.

Just in case the need ever arises to tie a Windsor knot, here are step-by-step instructions:

Join the Conversation

About the Reviewer: Kerry Bennett

© One Voice Communications Ltd. | About Parent Previews | FAQ | Making the Grades | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact