The Final Countdown
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As a documentary on the USS Nimitz, The Final Countdown is wonderful. As entertainment, however, it has the feeling of a telepic that strayed onto the big screen."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The special effects are funnier than, I suspect, they were intended to be."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A solid movie with a lousy ending."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"An idea worthy of Harlan Ellison, but disappointingly fumbled."
‑ , Time Out
"Little more than a lengthy Twilight Zone episode."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Great what if sci-fi with a nuclear aircraft carrier, a time warp, and the attack on Pearl Harbor."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"It's filled with technology, special effects and action. But it just doesn't make any sense."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"One of the better time-travel movies. Generates lots of suspense because it's directed and acted with a great deal of conviction. John Scott's musical score is outstanding."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"Something you'd watch on TV for free without complaint."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
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