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PG-13| 2 hr. 16 min.

Plot Summary
After the melting of the polar ice caps, most of the globe is underwater. Some humans have survived, and even fewer still, notably the Mariner (Kevin Costner), have adapted to the ocean by developing gills. A loner by nature, the Mariner reluctantly befriends Helen (Jeanne Tripplehorn) and her young companion, Enola (Tina Majorino), as they escape from a hostile artificial island. Soon the sinister Smokers are pursuing them in the belief that Enola holds the key to finding the mythical Dryland.

Cast: Kevin Costner , Dennis Hopper , Jeanne Tripplehorn , Tina Majorino , Michael Jeter , Gerard Murphy , R.D. Call , Kim Coates

Director: Kevin Reynolds

Genres: Science fiction, Action

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Waterworld (1995)

Release Date: July 28th, 1995|2 hr. 16 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • It's really not bad... It's a genuine vault at greatness that misses the mark -- but survives. show more

  • A two hour aquatic pursuit pic with bruising stunts, fun-to-watch performances, a dozen good chortles and imposing Panavision renderings of post-apocalyptic crud, Waterworld clearly has the makings of a cult movie. show more

  • Waterworld is often entertaining because it's screwy. Could even Ed Wood Jr. have come up with those cigarette-puffing villains, in a world with hardly enough dirt for a tobacco plant? [28 July 1995] show more

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  • July 17, 2011 greekini
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    I watch a movie for enjoyment not to tear it down. Therefore I like Waterworld as Hokey as it was it was entertaining. An action film without major machinme guns is nice. Yes I liked Waterworld and all the actors involved

  • May 01, 2011 Juanita
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    I sincerely enjoyed the film, especially the second time around...

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Second Look: 'Waterworld' - Is It Really All That Bad?

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Marina Zogbi on Jul 30th, 2010 2:40PM

It's hard to believe, but 15 years ago this week 'Waterworld' was released (on a somewhat suspecting public). Yes, time flies when it comes to legendarily awful movies, and 'Waterworld,' dubbed...

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