• …rests on the broad shoulders of Dwayne Johnson, who works hard to try to keep the film afloat despite the awful script. It’s him, and the more-than-decent VFX that save the film from becoming a complete disaster.

  • Jyoti Sharma Bawa
    Jyoti Sharma Bawa
    Hindustan Times


    This particular disaster film is in shambles and it seems even The Rock cannot rescue it.

  • Sudarshan Ramani
    Sudarshan Ramani
    Deccan Chronicle


    Solidly forgettable as it is, San Andreas is not too long. For all its melodramatic flaws, it manages to avoid a few of the expected and dreaded clichés and the finale is satisfying. Thanks to the actors the film is not unwatchable and a few scenes work well, namely the suspenseful rescue of Blake from a trapped car and the later boat scene is one of the big “wow” moments that really work. Otherwise, this is a movie that is too trapped in the conventions of genre to effectively break free.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    Dwayne Johnson has a limited range of expressions but he always uses them well and there is always something very sincere about his acting that makes him likable. On the whole, San Andreas proves that it is indeed a marvel as to what they can do with computers these days.

  • …is an ideal blockbuster, which reminds you about the strong temblors that destroyed Nepal and shook northern India in the recent past.

  • There’s a gigantic Tsunami like wave as well, that packs enough tension to keep your popcorn intake flowing. Really, with The Rock and falling architecture that’s good enough excuse to waste some time at the movies, but ultimately that’s what the movie is, a waste of time, and a tiresome one at that.

  • There was actually more suspense in Frank Hoogerbeets’ prophecy about a 9.8 earthquake in California, which went viral yesterday. “Have an escape plan ready,” Hoogerbeets advised in his video — just as Giamatti’s Hayes does in the film — and it’s not a bad idea if you’ve bought tickets for San Andreas.

  • Gayatri Gauri
    Gayatri Gauri


    They call it disaster movie, but really, the genre that San Andreas belongs to is the “OMG!” film. Whether it’s in 3D or 2D, no matter where the film is set or what disaster the heroes have to encounter, the defining moments of an OMG! film are more identical than monozygotic twins.

  • Prasanth Menon
    Prasanth Menon
    The Free Press Journal


    …San Andreas is a spectacular, thrilling, nail biting epic actioner.

  • Piyush Chopra
    Piyush Chopra


    …is a rather faithful disaster-actioner that’s almost always gorgeous to look at and occasionally thrilling in its building porn, but is let down by its cardboard characters and some uninspired writing.

  • Karan Raikar
    Karan Raikar


    The film grabs you by the gut and pulls you in for an engaging experience, where you actually fear for the lives of the characters. Although there’s a lot of predictable scenes, catch it if you enjoy action, The Rock and absolute destruction.

  • The Rock is cheesy, but fun in ‘San Andreas’…