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½ August 28, 2017
The Poseidon Adventure is a decent film. It is about a group of passengers that struggle to survive and escape when their ocean liner completely capsizes at sea. Gene Hackman and Ernest Borgnine give good performances. The screenplay is a little slow in places. Ronald Neame did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the adventure and drama.
½ August 25, 2017
Probably still the greatest disaster movie ever made (just about shades it over The Towering Inferno). Utterly captivating from start to finish and littered with great performances from true Hollywood legends.
August 20, 2017
I enjoyed this one more than the towering inferno or earthquake, its in the same sort of area
July 19, 2017
A great classic disaster movie with well rounded characters and an original movie plot. It's aged for sure but the storytelling and pace will always win out and keep you watching to the end.
½ February 5, 2017
Great movie. Titanic meets survivor movie.
January 13, 2017
Basically the prototype for the disaster trend that followed. Still fantastic. Still holds up. Such a great cast. I love this movie.
Super Reviewer
½ September 27, 2016
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 and has a superb production design, nice action scenes and a great cast made up of mostly Oscar-winning actors.
½ September 13, 2016
This and Robert Wise's THE HINDENBURG are the best disaster films ever made.
August 21, 2016
Not one dull moment!!!! My favorite movie of all time!!!!
½ July 17, 2016
The cast members, an assortment of Oscar-winners fighting for their lives in the bowels of a capsized cruise ship, are comprised of disaster-movie clichés rather than character traits.
May 16, 2016
Despite the first act looking goofy, it really kicks off the moment the boat tips. You're so desperate to know what happens next and how they get out!

REVISITED REVIEW: I still stand by my original rating; adding it has great cinematography and brilliant music by John Williams.
April 21, 2016
A l'époque où les films catastrophes pouvaient tout de même avoir un bon scénario !
½ April 5, 2016
Rating: 73%
Campy, fun, and at times thrilling, The Poseidon Adventure is an uneven but entertaining classic that arguably deserves to be watched more than once.
Super Reviewer
February 19, 2016
A good adventure blockbuster that is just yearly fodder this day and age. Not without its flaws, nobody seems to know how to swim and everybody questions Hackman who is right most of the time. Great for the time period it was made and better than some of the action survival films out there today. If you forgive some of the pitfalls you'll have a great time.
February 9, 2016
One of the best movies ever made.
December 20, 2015
A classic disaster type movie from the 1970's Gene Hackman stands out in this film for his great acting.
½ December 9, 2015
It truly is amazing that with the endless supply of special effects and budgets big enough to destroy a small country and rebuild it if they really wanted to, the fact that The Poseidon Adventure is still better then these newer movies is a testament to how great of a film it really is. This movie is flat out exciting and thrilling all at the same time. Some of the most tense scenes in any movie take place inside the ship that has turned upside down filled with passengers as they struggle to find a way to make it out of this ship. Let me just say that there is a scene where they have to swim underwater to get to the other side of the boat and hold their breath for a pretty long time, you can feel the anxiety pouring through the screen as they prepare to do this. You really get attached to these characters and root for them as they fight for survival.
December 2, 2015
It's a fine disaster movie with strong performances from Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Shelley Winters, and Leslie Nelson. Great production design and effects and a wonderful score from John Williams
½ November 28, 2015
The Poseidon Adventure: One of the first disaster flicks ever made and still one of the best. Yes, the dialogue is cheesy and some of the characters are one dimensional, but its message, about never giving up and having the courage to follow your instincts even when it goes against what the majority is doing, gives this film a big heart. And Shelley Winters was epic - well deserving of her Golden Globe supporting actress win and Oscar nomination. A
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