Leviathan (1989)

In George Cosmatos' sci-fi thriller, a team of oceanographers discovers a sunken Soviet submarine housing the murderous product of a genetic experiment gone horribly wrong.

Rated: R
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Release Date: August 14, 2001
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

The latter half of the film is one long feeding frenzy, guided by a familiar horror-film principle: survival of the best-looking.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

There are some slow spots, and because it so closely mirrors a horror classic, there's not a lot of originality or surprise.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Big, dumb monster movie.

Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Leviathan is intermittently interesting, but it's a bad sign that the movie starts losing its punch when the monster shows up.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's almost impossible to discuss Leviathan without making a reference (or three) to James Cameron's far, far superior Aliens...

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A "just say no" (or "nyet") PSA disguised as a thriller.

Dustin Putman

Pulled off with a fine cast and a taut storytelling sensibility from director George P. Cosmatos, the film is worth a revisit or a first-time look, whichever the case may be.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Cheesy hybrid of Alien, The Thing, and The Abyss.

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Andreas Samuelson

Forgettable and predictable, but with a good cast and some fun special effects.

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Phil Hubbs
So back in 89 there was a spate of deep sea movies which included James Cameron's 'The Abyss', that movie was the only one to actually do well. I… More
Curtis Lilly
You gotta love any old skool effects sci-fi underwater movie, especially with Ernie Hudson. Some pretty great characters, i.e. Daniel Stern as Six Pack.… More
Alex roy
Leviathan has gotten a reputation of being a rip-off of Alien, thus many critics of this enjoyable B Movie have been unfavourable due to its similarities to… More
xGary Xx
Highly derivative "Alien under the sea" creature feature that's hugely unoriginal but reasonably entertaining. Hector Elizondo is always… More
David Ladd
In a mining corporation "Tri-Oceanic", the company hires civilians to work under the sea for 90 working days. The man in charge is Steven Beck (Peter… More
Dean McKenna
Breed an <i>Alien</i> with a <i>Thing</i>, marinate in salt water and you get <i>Leviathan</i>. I'm glad that Peter… More