Fantastic Voyage
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Stephen Boyd heads a team of scientists sent on a bizarre experimental mission. Through a revolutionary and as-yet-untested process, the scientists and their special motorized vehicle are miniaturized, then injected into the blood stream of a near-death scientist (Jean del Val). Their mission is to relieve a blood clot caused by an assassination attempt. One member of the expedition is bent on sabotage so that the scientist's secrets will die with him. Another member is Raquel Welch, seemingly along for the ride solely because of how she looks in a skintight diving suit. The film's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The lavish production, boasting some brilliant special effects and superior creative efforts, is an entertaining, enlightening excursion through inner space -- the body of a man."
‑ , Variety
"All I can tell you is it is quite a trip."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Not be as suspenseful as it once was, because we've seen many shots of the body's interior and we no longer have the undercurrents of the Cold War that made life itself an edge-of-the-seat affair. But it's still a fun sci-fi excursion."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Half planetarium, half lava lamp"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"...our own human interior was revealed, like a Jacques Cousteau travelogue, in screen-filling vistas of surreal canals and chambers filled with floating psychedelia and the amorphous Jell-O colors of a Jimi Hendrix concert."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"This special effects extravaganza from 1966 has proved surprisingly enduring, despite a technical quality crude by contemporary standards; perhaps it's the screwball poetry of the plot."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"With such titles as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes, the 1960s proved to be a particularly rich decade for science fiction cinema, and Fantastic Voyage stands as one of the period's most imaginative efforts."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Despite the film being nearly 50 years old, it's still pretty impressive what they were able to accomplish using practical photography. Sure it's campy, but it's the kitschy design that makes it so much fun to watch."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"Fascinating still, but suffers from lack of more sophisticated special effects. Still...imagine Raquel Welch moving around inside."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Well directed science fiction"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"An opportunity missed, therefore -- especially as the imaginative sets are slightly tackily realised -- but fun all the same."
‑ , Time Out
""Fantastic Voyage" is a fun adventure with some incredible sets representing the inside of the human body. What it lacks in reality is made up by beauty and skill."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"That it carries the viewer along is thanks largely to its kitsch charm, its energetic pace and the stunning sets designed by Harper Goff."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"Their voyage through the body's bloodstream past assorted organs was created by inventive special effects that make this one of the more visually interesting science fiction films of its era."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Call this one big-time guilty pleasure. Special effects are dynamite, concept just as good."
‑ James Plath, Reel.com
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