Fantastic Voyage Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 31, 2013

With such titles as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes, the 1960s proved to be a particularly rich decade for science fiction cinema, and Fantastic Voyage stands as one of the period's most imaginative efforts.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
October 14, 2013

"Fantastic Voyage" is a fun adventure with some incredible sets representing the inside of the human body. What it lacks in reality is made up by beauty and skill.

Full Review | Original Score: B
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
October 11, 2013

Not be as suspenseful as it once was, because we've seen many shots of the body's interior and we no longer have the undercurrents of the Cold War that made life itself an edge-of-the-seat affair. But it's still a fun sci-fi excursion.

Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
October 7, 2013

Despite the film being nearly 50 years old, it's still pretty impressive what they were able to accomplish using practical photography. Sure it's campy, but it's the kitschy design that makes it so much fun to watch.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
August 19, 2013

That it carries the viewer along is thanks largely to its kitsch charm, its energetic pace and the stunning sets designed by Harper Goff.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
February 6, 2010

Half planetarium, half lava lamp

Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 14, 2009

Fascinating still, but suffers from lack of more sophisticated special effects. Still...imagine Raquel Welch moving around inside.

| Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 4, 2007

Their voyage through the body's bloodstream past assorted organs was created by inventive special effects that make this one of the more visually interesting science fiction films of its era.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

Variety
Top Critic
June 4, 2007

The lavish production, boasting some brilliant special effects and superior creative efforts, is an entertaining, enlightening excursion through inner space -- the body of a man.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
June 4, 2007

This special effects extravaganza from 1966 has proved surprisingly enduring, despite a technical quality crude by contemporary standards; perhaps it's the screwball poetry of the plot.

Mark Bourne
DVDJournal.com
June 3, 2007

...our own human interior was revealed, like a Jacques Cousteau travelogue, in screen-filling vistas of surreal canals and chambers filled with floating psychedelia and the amorphous Jell-O colors of a Jimi Hendrix concert.


Time Out
Top Critic
January 26, 2006

An opportunity missed, therefore -- especially as the imaginative sets are slightly tackily realised -- but fun all the same.

Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 13, 2005

Well directed science fiction

| Original Score: 4/5
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
Top Critic
May 9, 2005

All I can tell you is it is quite a trip.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Reel.com
March 30, 2005

Call this one big-time guilty pleasure. Special effects are dynamite, concept just as good.

| Original Score: 4/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
September 12, 2003

A landmark of 1960s sci-fi… remains compelling entertainment despite dated special effects, deliberate pacing, and indifferent dialogue and acting, thanks in part to the genuine wonder it brings to its premise.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 7, 2003

"Fantastic Voyage is an absurd but entertaining trip into inner space."

Full Review | Original Score: C +
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 12, 2003

Irresistibly goofy; you won't forget it

| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 21, 2002

Great effects, great premise, not very exciting movie

| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002

A great old family-time adventure ... and it's educational!

| Original Score: 4.5/5
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