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Academy Award (R) nominee Ed Harris (A Beautiful Mind, The Abyss), David Duchovny ("The X-Files," "Californication") and William Fichtner (The Dark Knight, Black Hawk Down) star in PHANTOM, a Cold War-era suspense thriller about a Soviet submarine captain, haunted by his past, who is forced to lead a covert mission that could spark a global nuclear war. Written and directed by Todd Robinson (Lonely Hearts, White Squall) and inspired by true events, PHANTOM is a riveting deep-sea adventure about extraordinary men facing impossible choices.(c) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ed Harris and company can't lift this one off the seafloor, and "Phantom" fades away into the murky mist."
‑ Laremy Legel,
"It's not something you want to plunk down $12 for, but just diverting enough to check out when it arrives on Netflix Instant."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"When limited by budget, a good independent film turns in on itself and spotlights the actors, and that's where the meat is in this movie."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"At least it seems to have a working knowledge of submarine procedures and terminology."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"Seriously, where's that giant octopus when you need him?"
‑ Dave White,
"The film remains mediocre, with flat cinematography and crudely anachronistic dialogue."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"[Its] admirable air of realism dissipates once Robinson takes viewers outside the sub, where torpedo skirmishes are staged with too-perfect CGI bombast."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Done well, submarine movies are intense affairs that keep viewers glued to the screen as characters play breathtaking games of cat-and-mouse. Done poorly, they turn out like Phantom."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Inexcusably tedious, resulting in yawning boredom"
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"Harris, Duchovny and Fichtner lead a strong cast in a engrossing submarine adventure"
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"A game effort by a decent cast highlights the old-fashioned submarine thriller "Phantom," but heavy-handed dialogue, flurries of melodrama and a silly ending make the whole enterprise sink like a stone."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
""Phantom" has a pulpy B-movie intensity and economy to match its cast of quality character actors."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir,
"It's fun just to hear the lingo and watch the sailors go about their tasks, but not so fun when the captain's Dark Secret starts giving him cheesy, strobing flashbacks."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
"Scuttle it."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Taut, tense sub drama is entertaining, despite cliches."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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