Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's a buoyant, old-wave disaster pic for a generation of well-conditioned thrill seekers charmed by the revelation that Richard Dreyfuss really is the Red Buttons of our day.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You'll end up entertained if you forgive the cliches and let Petersen grab you with the visuals.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
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.
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By James Berardinelli
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.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
There's nothing hip or ironic about Poseidon, which makes Russell and Lucas the perfect leading men.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Exciting and nerve-racking in the moment, but empty.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Maybe it's the era we're living in, but the new film is as much fun as a shroud.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Poseidon is a sodden saga, with a script that is awash in clichés. It nearly drowns under the weight of its own soggy tedium.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A deeply dreadful movie -- no, a shallowly dreadful movie -- that's too unpleasant and repetitive to be entertaining, even as camp.
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50 out of 100
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