The Poseidon Adventure
The Poseidon Adventure (1972)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 12, 1972
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Scott G. Mignola
Common Sense Media

Titanic without the smarm.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The Poseidon Adventure was one of the first disaster flicks and it arguably remains the best.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Neither as exciting nor as unintentionally funny as one would like it to be.

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Steve Crum

Classic of disaster movie genre with memorable cast.

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

What the glittering, star-driving survivalism of Poseidon Adventure actually presents is a nightmarishly schematic fantasia of guiltless discomfort.

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Cole Smithey

Pure '70s Hollywood.

Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

"timo filme-catástrofe que, além do habitual elenco estelar e da excepcional direção de arte, conta com tensas seqüências de ação.

Scott Weinberg

If we're making picks for the most entertaining disaster flicks ever made -- my enthusiastic vote goes to The Poseidon Adventure. Easily.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

One of the best of the 1970s all-star disaster movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It is irritating that nearly every female character is shown as weak or hysterical, but this is an entertaining disaster movie that can be quite tense sometimes… More
Tyler Robertson
When most people think of disaster films today they'll think 2012 or Disaster Movie, but The Poseidon Adventure completely revolutionized the genre. It has… More
Kevin M. Williams
While the "disaster flick" moniker certainly applies, here is actually a pretty good adventure tale of escape as a old luxury liner capsizes, forcing… More
Spencer S.
During the seventies a slew of disaster films were made with large ensemble casts, including Airport and Towering Inferno, all of which have decrepit Hollywood… More
Michael Edwards
Incredible, i saw this movie at a screening in Chicago, where three of the actors from the movie were there, Stella Stevens, Ernest borgenine, and someone else… More
Alex roy
The Poseidon Adventure is one of the greatest disaster films ever made. Along with The Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure is one of the essential films of… More