The Poseidon Adventure
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The Poseidon, an ocean liner larger than the Queens Elizabeth and Mary combined, is charting its course on New Year's Eve. Just after midnight, Captain Harrison (Leslie Nielsen) spots the mother of all tidal waves. It is the last thing that Harrison and practically everyone else onboard sees before drowning -- the Poseidon is turned upside down, with only a handful of survivors. The ten lucky ones -- including Mike Rogo (Ernest Borgnine), Linda Rogo (Stella Stevens), Acres (Roddy McDowall), Belle Rosen (Shelley Winters), and Manny Rosen (Jack Albertson) -- led by no-nonsense minister Frank… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Titanic without the smarm."
‑ Scott G. Mignola, Common Sense Media
"The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first disaster flicks and it arguably remains the best."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Neither as exciting nor as unintentionally funny as one would like it to be."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"superb guilty pleasure"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A great, cheesy voyage that is grandly entertaining."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
"Classic of disaster movie genre with memorable cast."
‑ Steve Crum,
"What the glittering, star-driving survivalism of Poseidon Adventure actually presents is a nightmarishly schematic fantasia of guiltless discomfort."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Pure '70s Hollywood."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Now you've done it; high concept disaster movies, especially those of Irwin Allen, are one of the chinks in my critical armor. Just can't watch them enough."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"One of the best disaster movies of all time!"
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
""timo filme-catástrofe que, além do habitual elenco estelar e da excepcional direção de arte, conta com tensas seqüências de ação."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"If we're making picks for the most entertaining disaster flicks ever made -- my enthusiastic vote goes to The Poseidon Adventure. Easily."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"One of the best of the 1970s all-star disaster movies."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Classic disaster movie. Still holds up today as the survivors climb up a capsized boat."
‑ Fred Topel,
"If only the dialogue weren't so putrid, this could have been an outstanding adventure film."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
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