Twister (1996)

Twister (1996) Summary and Synopsis

A mile-wide, 300 miles-per-hour force of total devastation is coming at you! In this adventure swirling with cliffhanging excitement and awesome special effects, Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton play scientists pursuing the most destructive weather front to sweep through mid-Americas Tornado Alley in 50 years. By launching electronic sensors into the funnel, the storm chasers hope to obtain data to create an improved warning system. But to do so, they must intercept the twisters' deadly path. The chase is on! TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados. Twister (1996) Wiki

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Twister (1996) Comments & Critics

Twister (1996) Movie Reviews

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- Classic5 star

Always a good movie to watch

- The Critics Are Overthinking It5 star

There are at least 20 things I could find wrong with this movie - particularly the scientific flaws, scene inconsistencies, and the dialogue. But I doubt that anybody who watches this movie cares about any of that. It's just a fun movie, plain and simple. The critics can go pout in their corners, as far as I'm concerned.

- Best tornado movie4 star

This is the best tornado movie in my opinion. The acting was great. The special effects were great in that era. The action parts with the chases were great. What a rush to do that in real life. I would definitely recommend this movie. It is older but still a great movie to watch.

- Perfect Distraction5 star

As my friends say, I have a problem. I've watched this movie 6 times in the past 2 weeks. It is, by no means, a perfect movie. But it's the ideal way to get out of your head and just chase tornadoes for a while. The acting is pretty great, the special effects are good for their time, and you really do get sucked into the story. I've been watching this movie for years and it never fails to be a hit.

- Everyone Needs To See This Movie At Least Once.5 star

I NOT JOKING!! I am one of those people who grew up on this and it holds a special place in my heart. I’d never forget it. The acting is great, the comedy never gets old, and the CGI is really good for the time period. I’d watch this over Titanic, Grease, or anything that people say should be the movies you watch growing up! If you ask me this has better morals than those even WITH the slight cussing. Love this movie, go watch it and see what I mean. 🌪

- Favorite5 star

My favorite movie. I love the cast and the music

- Wonderful and simply iconic5 star

This movie is so awesome, that I have it in 3 forms. When I must buy a movie on VHS, DVD and iTunes, it simply means the critics are wrong - the movie is AMAZING. This movie is worth the time and it is just as good the first, second and fiftieth time it is viewed. I love it.

- Top Action Weather movie Twister does the job again and again5 star

Sure there are a ton of disaster movies but none quite like Twister it’s is action packed the whole way and the cast and special effects are right on par I would tell anyone who loves a good disaster movie to watch this movie

- I love this movie5 star


- My childhood5 star

This’s really awesome i love this movie

- Good movie4 star

It’s very good

- Amazing!5 star

It’s just plain amazing

- Awesome5 star

I watched this at my grandparents house supper awesome movie people don't watch because its a older movie but like u have ti see this

- Great Characters and Story5 star

We went to see this in the 90s and it was one of the movies to see that summer and we loved it. The movie had a lot of chills and emotions to send the viewer along and it was a classic show. I hope they discount it in honor of Bill Paxton or something.

- Best movie ever made!!5 star

I love it! Such a classic! There's a little bit of everything in this movie. So glad it came to itunes!!

- Twister5 star

The best and the funniest.

- It's the wonder of nature baby!5 star

I have always liked this movie ever since I was a kid, I have always wanted to go chase tornadoes.

- ❤️5 star

I've been watching this movie since I was 7 and I still love it ❤️

- Twister5 star

Twister is a really awesome action packed movie and I would recommend anyone who is a natural disaster movie lover to buy this movie and watch it. Paramedic- we will keep her over night just to be safe Meg- overnight forget it I'm alright Joe- meg your going to the hospital Meg- alright but I am going to drive myself Rabbit- um honey your car is in a tree around the corner Meg owwwww

- Great Movie5 star

I was actually raised not to far from the house where the final scene of Twister was filmed. It was a super big deal for my little hometown for part of the movie to be filmed there. The movie itself is great, Bill Paxton did a great job.

- Best movie ever5 star

So I was watching it with my grandmother and it was AWESOME!!!!!!!😃😃😃😃😃😃😃

- My fav movie scince I was born5 star

Awesome but price is immature pls less price on this

- My childhood - and current favorite5 star

I grew up with this movie. I cant tell ya how many times I've watched it. But this movie is the reason I love second generation Dodge pickups and Jeep pickups. And tornadoes, for that matter. 5/5 stars easily. The plot is well laid out and it keeps you suspended - even after dozens of views. 👏 Bravo

- Hmmmm. Why Go Back?4 star

Well..the acting was mediocre , the lines,as has been mentioned numerous times already by other reviewers = cheesy, the cinematography was very good, the special effects good, did I mention that most of the acting was mediocre? Still…I must have watched this movie at least half a dozen times or more and like an addict I keep on going back for more. Why? Well, in spite of all the negatives I mentioned…I still loved the movie. You can leave your brains at the door and just sit back and enjoy this (by now) cultic movie. I am sure that most of the now well known actors are a little embarrassed about their involvement in it…or may be not. I guess I am an idiot as well for enjoying the movie - so many times. Sit back and re….well may be not relax because the first time you see it you will be on the edge of your seat with excitement…I know I sound like I am mercurial or bio-polar with this review but….it is entertaining at the very least. I still love this movie….

- It's the extreme!!!!!!5 star

I watch this goofy movie every nite, it puts me to sleep. My wife hates it. Lol. I don't know why I like this movie, maybe because I'm from Oklahoma. The weather gets super crazy here. I love it. It can be scary but that's the rush, for me at least. Mr Hoffman you are the man In this movie. I will throw a bottle of Jack into a tornado while naked. With a pic of u in it. It will never touch the ground. R.I.P.

- 💝5 star

Love this movie

- <35 star

I loved this movie ever since I was young. I can watch it over & over & never get sick of it : )

- Oh... My... God..5 star

This is the most awesome movie I have ever seen in my entire life!!!!!!!!!!!! The tornadoes look so realistic.. I know all of the songs and the words: "This thing Is useless!!" "Sorry, Joe" "Alright belter, that's good give me a reading." "Ok bossy, hope your works." "Which way do you want it?" "Looks like the dry line is stalled, give me a sector scan west north west looking mid levels for rotation and increase the PRS." One of my favorite scenes.... The bad words make it funnier.... I'm only 12 but my parents let me watch it... WOO HOO!!!!!!!!! It made me interested into becoming a meteorologist... Great job!!! One of the best movies ever made in human history!!!! :D!!! "We're gone!!!" -Dusty

- Scary 😥3 star

Pretty Scary that that really happens in real life.

- It is what it is4 star

To enjoy this movie, you have to understand what you are watching. This movie is not The Godfather. It isn't Star Trek. It isn't Pulp Fiction. If you're looking for deep ruminations, subtlety, stellar acting, compelling dialogue, you're in the wrong place. If you're looking for a goofy, fun, special effects driven movie, that's what this movie is. It's a light, escapist jaunt. Take a lot of spectacular CG work, some fun and eccentric but otherwise cardboard-cutout characters, and some great sky cinematography, throw them all together, that's this film. Go grab some popcorn and watch some tornadoes for a couple of hours.

- Storm Chaser5 star

I remember way back when I first saw this, it was in 2002 and I had been interested in weather for 2 years at that time. I saw this movie and fell in love with it. Every time I saw a thunderstorm I would say "There goes a Cow.... There goes Another one" and every time I would say that everyone would laugh. Now here we are in 2013, with my own weather crew to chase tornadoes (Not as crazy I hope) we have all decided this year to kick off our chase season with this movie. I hope that many others will love this movie as much as I do. This movie will always be apart of my life, no matter how crazy life gets!!!!!

- AMAZING5 star

This is the best movie ever with the actors Helen hunt and bill Paxton it makes this movie OUTSTANDING! I personally love this movie it has a little bit if bad laug. But other than that its it pretty sweet! Please watch this and I hope u enjoy it!

- AWESOME5 star

This movie was my favorite since I was 5! My mom laughed so hard when the (Bob's Road) part came. I did too.AWESOME MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!


This movie was what got me into storm chasing! THANK YOU!!!!! THIS IS MY FAVORITE movie ever!!!!!!!!👍

- PROBLEM5 star

i have v.1.0.2 ipod and this won't play on iy can any 1 help and its a great movie

- OMG5 star

BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!! Has been my favorite movie since i was 5! It's what got me into storm chasing!!! I wish there were more of these types of movies!!! Love it!!!

- Wow4 star

This movie is great if you like tornados like me. This is a great classic for fans of tornados. Watch it.

- Loved it5 star

Love it since I was's one of those thing you have to grow up with to like..I watch it at the very least one time a week..I just live it;)

- Love it5 star

Was my favorite movie when I was a little kid and still is my favorite today

- Don't know why I like it3 star

This movie should be terrible. There are tons of inaccuracies, cheesy and effortless plot. Its really just kinda stupid. Tons of things wrong with the tornadoes scientifically speaking. The only thing for it is the special effects which are good for 97. However I like it anyway and end up watching it quite often. I don't know why I like it despite all of the problems, so I guess there is something to it. I gave it 3 stars because even if I like the movie, it's not a well done movie. However, it is one of the only tornado fiction films that is even remotely watchable.

- GOOD MOVIE4 star

Normally when the monster is mother nature, the movie is anything but exciting. This isn't the case. If you have ever dreamed of being a storm chaser then this movie is for you.

- Twister 19965 star

The movie is real great and fun to watch and I in joy the movie

- best movie5 star

If you like storms you'll will like this!

- Negro3 star

Quisiera ver esta película por que no le e visto sebe que esta buena

- Awesome!!5 star

I love this movie so much! My family always watches it after we have a thunderstorm!!!

- Twister5 star

This is one of my favorites!

- T-Griff5 star

This movie is awesome

- One of the Greatest Drinking Game movies2 star

This is a "Eh it's on TNT, nothing else looks interesting, I'll watch it" -movie. The characters are cut-outs, the plot is a paper thin excuse for CGI tornadoes. Drink when you see the CGI cows, it lessens the pain. Drink when the Exes are bonding. Drink when the new lover is being whiny. Chug the bottle for the finale, it's so ridiculous.

- Great5 star

When this first came out I wasn't born yet but now I watch it all the time. I'm always watching this movie and I love to look at pictures,videos ect of tornadoes ... Matter of fact I'm watching it right now... This movie will never get old and I will always love it !

- Awesome5 star

I watched this movie in theater and it's still one of my favorite all time movies.

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Kris Atkinson - love it, brings back memories5 star

the first time i saw this was at the drive-in... during a thunderstorm.

SeaDoo666 - Français??2 star

Mettez le en français French version please!!

snowman3737 - Amazing5 star

I love this movie best movie ever

Snider3347 - Awesome5 star

The first time I watched that movie I was 5 loved it ever since

Treemaclaren - Best movie ever.5 star

One of the first movies I can remember watching I love everything about this film!

AlyKnowswhatsbestforyou - Vicious weather!5 star

I really liked this film.

Pamikarita - Awsome5 star

This movie is awsome i totally love it my favorite movie of all time

Mark8877 - Twister5 star

I grew up on this movie to,it is the best.

Cornualgrunt - Amazin5 star

I grew up on this movie! It's awsome!

ItsDjDani - this movie is awsome5 star

this was my first movie i have ever watched in my life ,i love this movie very well done for its time

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Twisting tornado - Twister3 star

Best movie I have ever seen/Relly awesom totally crazy,and epic

KWElizabeth - Awesome Movie5 star

The trailer makes the movie look like something it's not! I have watched this movie a bigilion times and I love it! There's comedy, action, suspense, & even romance. This movie is one of the best watch it now!!

Lace545 - Movie reveiw by peacegirl225 star

I luv this movie!!!! 

hiimawesome - Twister5 star


THE HXC LIFE - Memories5 star

One of the greatest old school disaster films I've seen. Way ahead of its time!

Gtpman07 - Best tornado movie out there5 star

I remember when I saw this tornado movie for the first time when I was 4 years old. And now I plan to get a degree in meteorology and go chase them. If I never saw this movie. I don't think I would be who I am today.

hmes9 - BEST MOVIE EVER!!!!!!!!!!5 star

This movie was great! I love exploring the tornado history!

Bradlyford - A must see!4 star

I remember when this came into theaters back in the day, I was 5 years old and we saw it in the movie theater. I thought it was awesome and after this movie I loved tornados.

Skaidragon Ra Marz - The only greatest tornado move ever5 star

This movie is the #1 best tornado movie ever. The tornadoes look and function REALISTICALLY. For the people who think it is scary, horrible, or plain stupid. You need mental help.

doooooooiooooiooo - i love twister1 star

i love twister becuse it remids me of storm chasing

Kookooschic - I luv dis movie5 star

I love this movie but it wont let me buy!!! :'(

FunkyMnky - 2nd Most Popular Movie of 19965 star

I swear this movie sold out every theatre when it came out and also dominated video rental shelves for months in '96. Tell's you how good of a movie it was though nowhere near as good as Independence Day which took first place that year. It is the only major blockbuster film based on twister's I know of to this day.

MrsLilyR - Awesome!5 star

This movie is awesome all around! It has it all, adventure, excitement, love...etc! LOVE IT!

Terridax2 - Awesome5 star

Twister is a great mix of science and fun, but who listens to the science other than me? I am all about the action of the movie. It makes me want to get out there and chase right now!

Desertdove85 - Best movie ever5 star


Tayler Perez - Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!5 star

The wind was strong and the twister was huge that's what makes it a good movie.

nursero - Why Can't I Buy?!5 star

Love this movie but please let me buy! I don't want to just rent it :-(


This movie is full of action and amazing special effects! You truly get the sense of being a part of the storm chaser team! If you love a movie with action, humor, and romance this is the perfect movie for you! Don't forget to miss the ending credits "Respect the Wind" by Van Halen with fantastic landscape scenes! All in all, you'll be BLOWN AWAY!!

Dawson 123 - Awesome5 star

Best frekin movie ever

marley1945 - Hey iTunes! What took so long?!?!?5 star

Twister is my absolute favorite movie of all time. Finally it is on iTunes. Twister has great action and suspense. Awesome movie...

Alex Toby Manuel borgen - Twister5 star

Wow!!! This is an awesome movie!!! But the third tornado was quit scary... I still liked it! But, the fourth one was sad. From me, alex borgen!!!

Youngbucktruck - Twister5 star

This is one of my all time favorite movies. I watched it over a million times and still counting.

Revan462 - Just wish it was in Canada5 star

While this profile I'm writing with is my American account...I am Canadian and I don't quite understand why it hasn't been brought to Canada iTunes. I love the film so much but can't buy it because it's not in the Canada iTunes.

RoadmasterLT1 - Twister is 6 stars!5 star

This movie is awesome, and it has finally come to iTunes!!!!!!!!!!!! YES! This is the movie for any tornado lover like myself! Go twisters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is a great movie and I would recommend it to everybody! :) (PS If u don't like tornados don't post a bad review!!!!!! And don't disrespect it!)

Twister <3 - Favorite movie by far5 star

Okay I have loves this movie since I was about seven. I think it's rated pg13 just to be cool but omg so my favorite movie and sooooo many inside jokes hahaha my friends and I love it definitely buy it you will fall in love with it!!! So worth the money!!!

CZR345? - 00:535 star


Blaze tottal dude - Zero stars I hate this movie I hate tornados it scared me1 star

Sorry to the people who likes this movie but I hate it very scary

Lita Rita - Totally freakin awesome5 star

This is my number on fave movie of all times. I kno every single word in this movie.....

k.kiffmanntkd - A blast!!!5 star

One of my favorite disaster flicks!!!

Legoman0404 - Awesome!! MOVIE OF THE YEAR!!!5 star

This Is an awesome movie and it's on iTunes!!! Yeeha!!! Thx USA!! Thx!

lyn z*face* - SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!5 star

My FAVOURITE movie is finally on iTunes, I'm ecstatic!!!! I'm soo buying this.

Sukina :] - Roll the maps!5 star

I've been watching this movie since I was small, and it's actually inspired me to become a meteorologist in college and work for the NSSL later in life. Movie-wise, it's great, with a lot of action and comical parts. I quote it all the time. "Meg, where'd you get all this beef?" "Did you see my cows out front?" "No..." "Oh!" A great buy if you're a fan of natural disaster movies like The Day After Tomorrow. I know they sell hard copies for 5.99 at Target, too!

siramic - Bill, we're in the core.5 star

So many classic and fun lines come from this excellent movie, it's just plain fun. Red meat, we crave, Philip Seymour Hoffman is a riot in this movie. The banter between Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton is excellent when there "talking" in the truck. It's worth the buy.

Alley101 - Awesome!5 star

Okay I have been watching this movie ever since I was two years old! I love it it's the best movie ever and iTunes made a great decsion to put up to buy:) Watch it/ buy it you won't regret it!(:

RoseColoredGhostie - holy crap yessssss XD5 star

yess thank you sooooo much!! ive watched this movie since i was 2 & now its on itunes!! ahhhhhh!!!!

quip155 - It was intense5 star

it was amzing to me. I especially liked that F5 tornado at the end.

nasagirl14 - amazing!!!5 star

I've been waiting for this movie forever and it's finally here! I'm so glad iTunes put this movie up. Twister is one of my favorite movies of all time

rice_owls535 - The BEST Movie EVER!!!!!5 star

When I was 4(1996) I went to see this movie in theaters and now I watch it all the time to where I know all the songs and words!!!! I have to say the best movie I have seen!!!! Thank you Itunes for having it to were we can now buy it!!

Agitator42 - All time fav.5 star

Thank u iTunes been waiting for this movie to be able to buy on here. My all time favorite movie!!

Natnatx - YES!5 star


s6278m - FINALLY!5 star

I have been checking for Twister every week forever and it finally came to iTunes!! I love life.

Miss * Cara * T - i love twister5 star

Finally twister is on Itunes. Ive been waiting for this movie ever since movies were added to Itunes. Thank you itunes and warner brothers. I love this movie.

music4rlives - YAY!!!!!!!!!!5 star

I've been checking almost everyday for over a year for this to be available on iTunes to buy...and finally it's here!!! Great movie to watch over & over again. The cast, the dialogue, the can't lose!!!

Mooveeguy - Great Movie!!!!5 star

Twister is simply awesome!!!! The story is interesting, there's some very funny people like Philip Seymour Hoffman as Dusty! Also the tornado effects are just incredible! So please dont listen to the negative reviews this movie sometimes gets, its a fun and action packed film!

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