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Based on 36 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You'll end up entertained if you forgive the cliches and let Petersen grab you with the visuals. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Exciting and nerve-racking in the moment, but empty. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Poseidon is a sodden saga, with a script that is awash in clichés. It nearly drowns under the weight of its own soggy tedium. show more

  • 20
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A deeply dreadful movie -- no, a shallowly dreadful movie -- that's too unpleasant and repetitive to be entertaining, even as camp. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    There's nothing hip or ironic about Poseidon, which makes Russell and Lucas the perfect leading men. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The new cast is no match for the star-clustered original, but Lucas, who looks much like a young Paul Newman (you may think you're watching "The Towering Inferno"), has a strong, matinee-idol presence, and Russell is a reliable old hand at this sort of thing. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Among the willing cast, only Jacinda Barrett and topliners Josh Lucas, Kurt Russell and Richard Dreyfuss manage, just barely, to suggest a third dimension to the script's cursory character sketches. But that won't matter to audiences craving a disaster thrill ride. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Poseidon is devoid of anything that might conjure up memories of the Winslet/DiCaprio coupling. Its straightforward action/adventure approach is both a strength and a weakness. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    By stripping the genre down to its essentials, long on the serial disasters but thankfully light on the stupid dialogue, [Petersen] not only maintains an acceptable modicum of suspense but -- here's the major bonus -- also manages to set a blissful speed record in the process, bringing his pricey blockbuster home to port in under 100 minutes. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There is nothing wrong with the performances. All of the actors are professionals, although none have as much fun as Shelley Winters, who is the actor everyone remembers from the 1972 movie. show more

  • August 01, 2011 Sweetrose
    Report This User

    As for action,this somewhat dramatic remake gives a one-two punch.If we compare it to the 1972 smash,there is little room for sincerity and inner feelings.Buttons,Borgnine,Albertson and Hackman made you shed a tear for the departed.In this ,though,we have little room for the heartbreak and feelings we noted in 1972.

  • August 28, 2008 Lil mikey 1012
    Report This User

    really really good

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