Phantom Synopsis
PHANTOM is a suspense submarine thriller about extraordinary men facing impossible choices.
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By James Berardinelli
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...
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
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...
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
To be honest, I can rarely recall any film, on any subject, that made less sense.
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
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...
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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...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
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...
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NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The newest model of the old submarine-from-hell picture.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Despite the world-changing ramifications inherent to the plot, the results are more tedious than thrilling.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Heavy-handed dialogue, flurries of melodrama and a silly ending make the whole enterprise sink like a stone.
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Very Little Emotional Investment Here...A By-The-Numbers Formula.

By Alon Patterson
I'm not sure what seems the least enthused in this film, its audience or the actor’s performances, but one thing's certain, this film could have been better, much better. They had the sets, talent,...

Phantom-a Russian submarine story,

By mister2tim
Phantom Although the movie is set as a dramatic naval submarine movie, in the early nuclear era, the interaction of the characters play a more significant and suspenseful part of the movie plot...

Excellent Movie with great actors and script.

By schwartzm9039
I do not understand the critics on this one, but I enjoyed the film and was on the edge of my seat. Great cinematography, story, plot, writing, and script. Nicely done by all actors....

Ebert's review about says it all

By deacondh
Not since "Contagion" has there been a movie with such a great cast that was this bad. Everybody in the movie is supposed to be Russian, but not only are they all speaking in English, they don't even...

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By pete013
Great movie. Reminds me of the movie Crimson Tide with Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington. Lots of drama and suspense and the acting was very good....

Not bad ...

By hschlanger
A pleasant diversion during the post-Oscar drought of new releases for adults. It's not going to be hailed as a classic, and we all know the outcome (since we're still here), but a decent couple of...

snoozola

By abbypug
If you are llooking for action and thrills - this is not the film. It was slow, poorly acted, and I found my self falling asleep a few times during it. It would be ok for cable or DVD but not the...

Don't waste your time or money

By gigie47
This movie is about soviet navy guys, played by american actors who speak english. There is not even a Russian symbol on their uniforms. It is poorly written, horribly directed and, with the...

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By 08bosoxfan
Bosoxfan: I enjoyed the movie and thought it was excellent. Read the book, "Red Star Rogue" and met the director, Todd Robinson at last night's screening. Very enlightening speaking with him and had...

It Was So-So

By cinema cowboy
Not one of Ed Harris's better movies but its not from him. An O.K. plot combined with so-so acting and maybe two or three shots of the submarines firing torpedos wrapped up in an hour and a half made...

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Rated R | For Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Taut, tense submarine drama is entertaining despite cliches.
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