Waterworld Synopsis
A web-footed loner navigates a landless Earth, while a ruthless gangster chases him.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Costner's surfer-bum affectlessness works here; he turns the Mariner into the world's most jaded lifeguard.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Waterworld is often entertaining because it's screwy. Could even Ed Wood Jr. have come up with those cigarette-puffing villains, in a world...
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A two hour aquatic pursuit pic with bruising stunts, fun-to-watch performances, a dozen good chortles and imposing Panavision renderings of...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The script doesn't do a great job with either the spiritual or the physical trek, but the spectacular action sequences occur with enough...
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Nowhere near the Hollywood disaster that was foretold, Waterworld is a near-model summer fantasy: two hours and 21 minutes of loud,...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A decent futuristic action picture with some great sets, some intriguing ideas, and a few images that will stay with me.
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50

TV Guide

Its mediocrity guarantees this lavish, soggy retread of futuristic Australian action classic "The Road Warrior" a place in the ranks of...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's really not bad... It's a genuine vault at greatness that misses the mark -- but survives.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
At least Dennis Hopper plays the bad guy with wildness and wit. Costner's stolid hero seems a washout by comparison.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

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Sublimely ridiculous.
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good movie for kids

By vbandhak123
Must go movie for kids...

Boring!

By Thomaseena
I could only handle about half an hour if this poor storyline before I had to leave....

Excellent movie

By kewl
Must see...

One of my faves

By MongrolMan
This flik has been in my favorite pile for a long time. I loved the story and always imagined what would happen in a world of only water. Love it, it isn't about special effects as much as it is...

Worth seeing.

By MrsPruitt
I don't know why no one liked this movie. Neat special effects, good story, nice job with the acting....

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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Seagoing sci-fi swashbuckler fun despite bad reputation.
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