Poseidon (2006)

Set adrift in the vast waters of the North Atlantic for a luxury New Year's Eve party staged in the ship's magnificent ballroom, the massive ocean-liner Poseidon receives an unexpected jolt when a rogue, 100-foot wave rolls it… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 12, 2006
DVD Release Date: August 22, 2006
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This remake of The Poseidon Adventure delivers dazzling special effects. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that any of the budget was left over to devote to the script.

Nick Funnell
Time Out

Petersen's expert direction ensures it remains gripping, keeping the tension ratcheted right up and commendably steering it all home within 100 minutes.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... a waterlogged, unnecessary re-imagining of the cheesy blockbuster from the Seventies heyday of disaster films.

Joel Siegel
Good Morning America

The new Poseidon is an e-ticket Disney World ride with Fastpass. Ten minutes in, the wave hits, you're underwater, gasping for breath and fighting for your life.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Poseidon betrays a studio mindset that can only hasten the current erosion of movie attendance -- skimping on human content while betting heedlessly on boom boom boom and gurgle gurgle gurgle.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Throughout the movie, Petersen has a dynamic feel for the rush and heave of the deluge, the pent-up energy, the sheer heft and momentum.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

If you liked the original movie, you might like this remake as well.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

As a humanist, I applaud the respect for life, but I miss the campy fun. The movie is, in all senses, a big downer.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

There's never any doubt that some of these uninteresting people will make the passage through hell to the hull, it's only a question of which ones. And whether we'll still be there to see whom.

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Fernando F. Croce

Let it drown

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Classic remake that comes out pretty decent. I liked the original more but this was not a bad rent.
Manu Gino
Mayday Saw it again! Good Movie. Very fun and thrilling movie meant to be watch and enjoyed. Very beautiful woman in this film too. It is New Year's… More
Kevin M. Williams
Blueprinted nearly scene by scene from the 1972 original, this remake has more action and better effects as 34 years might enable. Similarly less time is spent… More
Alex roy
Remake of The superb disaster film The Poseidon Adventure is a horrible mess of a film. I really think that Wolfgang Peterson has made the worst film of his… More
Melvin White
Robert Ramsey: You know, there's nothing fair about who lives and dies. You gave Elena a chance. You gave everybody a chance.  "Mayday"… More
Dean King
A cool popcorn version update of the original.