Deep Rising
Deep Rising (1998)

Stephen Somers wrote and directed this $50 million science-fiction action-thriller. Set in the South China Sea, the story has been described as a cross between The Poseidon Adventure, Alien, and Die Hard. On the maiden voyage of the luxury… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 30, 1998
DVD Release Date: October 13, 1998
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

For a movie with so much story and set up, it's shocking how well "Deep Rising" comes together.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews old-fashioned and flat-out fun monster movie that benefits from Treat Williams' tremendously engaging lead performance.

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Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

The South China Sea's answer to the Bermuda Triangle, but off-the-shelf acting and a hackneyed plot won't keep this oversized barge afloat.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The rest of the movie is a predictable guns 'n' beasts gorefest that wants to be equal parts Aliens, Titanic, and Anaconda but winds up being all parts crap.

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Karina Montgomery

It's Poseidon Adventure, Alien Resurrection, any heist movies, Jaws, and a little art house flick called Titanic all in one.

Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International

Goes for two and three climaxes, blows up far too many things, and generally wears out its welcome before it's over.

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Stefan Birgir Stefansson

Much better in memory...

Carlo Cavagna

It's a pity the creatures don't eat the cast up faster

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Scott Weinberg

Underwater slimies eat everyone. A sly sense of humor helps immeasurably.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
The captain of a ship for hire is caught between a crew of mercenaries out to rob a luxury liner in the South China Sea and a plague of huge sea creatures with… More
Ken Stachnik
Why was there so much hate for this movie when it came out? It's definitely a fun flick with a solid B supporting cast. I mean how can you go wrong with… More
Phil Hubbs
Excellent monster mash and over the top riot of sea faring proportions which borrows from afew films but keep its tongue firmly in its cheek as a no bars hold… More
Alex roy
Deep Rising is the type of film that you watch simply to have a good time. When Writer, director Stephen Sommers set to create this film, he knew he wanted it… More
Kevin M. Williams
Slime from the endless abyss (this time with teeth, ouch!) arises from the depths and must be stopped! Who among our plucky tongue-in-mercenary-cheek cast will… More
Jason Owens
Deep Rising might not be a classic horror/action movie along with others such as Jaws or The Sixth Sense, but it's still a good movie. Really, it's… More