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Based on 22 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 25
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Heavy-handed dialogue, flurries of melodrama and a silly ending make the whole enterprise sink like a stone. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The combination of tight close-ups and jarring camera work might require a dose of Dramamine. Better yet, give this movie a wide berth and check out a superb film set in a submarine, the 1981 classic "Das Boot." show more

  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Despite the world-changing ramifications inherent to the plot, the results are more tedious than thrilling. show more

  • 40
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    The newest model of the old submarine-from-hell picture. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Much of what's contained in Phantom is at best speculative and at worst completely made-up. But, regardless of the accuracy, it makes for compelling viewing. Phantom is one of the best films of a lousy early 2013 release roster. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Sun-Times

    Ed Harris in Phantom is like Steve Carlton with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1972 — delivering a wall-to-wall, amazing performance that's lost in a sea of dreadfulness. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Robinson is undone partly by his own workmanlike touch as a writer, and partly by matters of casting. I like Harris, and he's quite moving here, but every time Duchovny reappears the overall energy level sinks to crush depth. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Todd Robinson’s Phantom gives us a couple of things we haven’t seen in a while: the great Ed Harris and a Cold War submarine thriller. It’s not something you want to plunk down $12 for, but just diverting enough to check out when it arrives on Netflix Instant. show more

  • 50
    Tom Russo Boston Globe

    The crew doesn’t much look the part either, save for Schaech’s Stalin ’stache. Yet the movie does show the ability to get past this, even with the weight of all its narratively risky conspiracy theorizing. It’s a shame the intrigue has to get torpedoed by elements that mostly feel correctable. show more

  • 50
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    To be honest, I can rarely recall any film, on any subject, that made less sense. show more

  • July 14, 2013 qt00000000157292
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    Ignore the first part of the MovieFone description - it does not play that great of a role in the plot of the movie. Otherwise, a really good movie. Ed Harris & Fitchner are great. Solid storyline & gives a great feel of the close quarters of a vintage sub. Ignore critics ratings, worth the watch.

  • March 08, 2013 hh00000000140473
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    One of the most well acting film I´ve seen in years. David Duchovny is brilliant as a really Bad Guy. Run, don´t walk to see this film. You know what happens with the really good films?! They disappear from the theaters really fast. Five stars and Kudos to the producers for making such a very good f

  • March 05, 2013 cl00000000139265
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    In the absence of any assertive advertising (let alone aggressive advertising) this little known movie will be not be seen by the masses. Somewhat cynical on the outcome of my visit, I was pleasantly surprised, drifting to the edge of my seat as the story unraveled and found the movie spellbinding.

  • March 03, 2013 S1earcher
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    what a great idea, and such poor presentation,, you have to wonder what they were thinking when they made the movie,, still its better than what the critics say, due to ed harris,,,

  • March 02, 2013 mikeytron
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    This movie is good. AS an Navy vet I found that Ed Harris has played the part of aNavy Captain as good as it can get. The movie is cast well including David Duchovny who plays a really bad guy. The movie does play out like an X-files episode. I hope more go see it. Descent entertainment. Recommended

  • March 02, 2013 transpotommy
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    Great Movie, I\'m going to see it again today !!!

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