What the critics are saying: ‘San Andreas’

Global News

TORONTO — The latest CGI-packed disaster movie to slam into cinemas is San Andreas, an earthquake flick from Canadian director Brad Peyton that hopes to shake up the box office.

Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino battle the devastation caused by a massive earthquake as they make their way from Los Angeles to San Francisco to rescue their daughter (Alexandra Daddario). Paul Giamatti plays Lawrence Hayes, a professor who comes up with a way to predict when the quake will hit.

Will audiences who watched the real-life devastation of earthquakes in Nepal on the nightly news rush to cinemas to see Hollywood’s fake quake? Is San Andreas a summer thrill ride or a disaster? Here’s a look at some of the reviews.

Mark Hughes at Forbes called San Andreas a major disaster.

San Andreas opts for the ‘soulless rampage of damage’ approach, with a story and characterization that feel…

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