as Fathom Harvill
as Peter Merriweather
as Jo-May Soon
as Douglas Campbell
as Mr. Trivers
as Mrs. Trivers
Critic Reviews for Fathom
Typical Raquel Welch bounce and leer action from her heydey.
Raquel Welch is bubbly as Fathom, but she fails to go beyond the 'pretty girl in tight clothing' depth that was written into the role.
Those looking for a trip back to the swingin' sixties, Spanish style, may enjoy Fathom quite a bit, and those who adore the lovely Ms. Welch will have a ball.
(Welch), naturally--deserves getting prodded about by a bull while a collection of bad guys poke at her with phallic shunts.
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Audience Reviews for Fathom
For some reason the James Bond factor, come for the action, women watch for whoever is portraying James Bond's hadsomeness, didn't work out for Raquel Welch. Maybe it relies on the fact that Welch is a skydiver who has a Bond girl name. Obviously, Welch's character doesn't have acrophobia, but maybe she should have given the success of Hitchcock's lame Vertigo.
I gave it a spin because it was a part of a little spy-themed handful of DVDs that MGM released to cash in on the Austin Powers 'buzz' of the time, so I grabbed one cheap at a Big Lots and figured I'd see what it was all about. The film is pretty silly, with not a lot for Raquel Welch to do save for look pretty and make you wonder why she was picked for this assignment, since she isn't actually a spy but rather a civilian who happens to be an expert in the area they need. Silly, and nothing I see myself coming back to at any point, unless I'm suddenly investigating Welch's career in depth. Rental.
Can you fathom Raquel Welch as a super spy? If so, watch Fathom! I think the strangest thing about this movie is that her name is Fathom, who names their girl Fathom, or is it some kind of nickname? Another question: why does Flixster say this movie is rated nc-17? It's not rated, and it doesn't deserve that rating anyway. Okay, so I thought this movie was a good spy flick, and I liked Welch as a spy too. It's a good movie.
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