Phantom
Phantom (2013)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 25, 2013
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A cast of solid actors do what they can to elevate the material, but Phantom's script is too clunky and devoid of tension to bear comparison to its thematic predecessors.

Laremy Legel
Film.com

Ed Harris and company can't lift this one off the seafloor, and "Phantom" fades away into the murky mist.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

It's not something you want to plunk down $12 for, but just diverting enough to check out when it arrives on Netflix Instant.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The film remains mediocre, with flat cinematography and crudely anachronistic dialogue.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

[Its] admirable air of realism dissipates once Robinson takes viewers outside the sub, where torpedo skirmishes are staged with too-perfect CGI bombast.

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Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

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.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

"Phantom" has a pulpy B-movie intensity and economy to match its cast of quality character actors.

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Margot Harrison
Seven Days

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A taunt, tense and terrific white-knuckle thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat with suspense and excitement. A classy old-school thrill-ride that… More
Cameron Johnson
Now the widowmakers are finally being haunted in this, "K-19 II: The Phantom". Well, this is probably more like "The Perfect Storm II: The… More
Cynthia S.
I just couldn't get past the American actors playing the Russians...with no Russian accents. At all. Completely American in every way..except they were… More
Jeffrey Meyers
When compared to the films that came before it, notably Crimson Tide and The Hunt For Red October, Phantom pales in comparison. It has neither the dramatic heft… More
Dann Michalski
Inspired by the mysterious sinking of the K-129, Phantom is an intense Cold War thriller. A power struggle aboard a Soviet submarine threatens to erupt in war… More