Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)

The basis for the television series of the same name, this film follows the adventures of Admiral Harriman Nelson (Walter Pidgeon) and his crew, as they use a special nuclear submarine to attempt to save the Earth from a deadly belt of… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 12, 1961
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2007
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media

Campy sci-fi undersea adventure features mild peril.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Irwin Allen's "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" may be a campy affair, but you've got to give them credit for talking about climate change at least 30 years before it became a "hot" topic in the scientific community.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

It's the fantastic situations that give you the feeling all this excitement just maybe could be real.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Walter Pidgeon stars as the sub commander, a pre-I Dream of Jeannie Barbara Eden plays his secretary, and Peter Lorre amuses as a brilliant scientist.

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Jeff Beck

"Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" has an interesting premise, but the problem lies in giving the crew something to do on their way to carry out their mission.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Amusing, attractive, now somewhat quaint sci-fi flick.

Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

The science in the movie is crazy bad. The special effects are cheesy and laughable. But, it's campy and fun.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a film to be enjoyed for its DeLuxe Technicolor eye candy visuals.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Absolutely ridiculous -- but in a fun and naively unaware way. The science in this sci-fi seems to come from a complete misunderstanding of a third grade… More
Henrik Schunk
A colourpuking and bizarre mash up of Vernesian ideas and Hollywood mainstream, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea never really takes of as a movie and introduces… More
Phil Hubbs
The film that kick started the long long long TV series that was basically Star Trek under the sea. So the success of this film of course lead to the TV show… More
Moe E
Have you ever seen something so horribly bad that you couldn't tear yourself away from it? Well...this would be one of those things.
Aj V
Yes, there's a cool cast, but the story is stupid and it's a boring submarine movie too. As much as I enjoyed seeing Lorre, Fontaine, Eden, Pidgeon,… More