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Phantom Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 2, 2013
When limited by budget, a good independent film turns in on itself and spotlights the actors, and that's where the meat is in this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 25, 2013
Done well, submarine movies are intense affairs that keep viewers glued to the screen as characters play breathtaking games of cat-and-mouse. Done poorly, they turn out like Phantom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
May 22, 2013
It's fun just to hear the lingo and watch the sailors go about their tasks, but not so fun when the captain's Dark Secret starts giving him cheesy, strobing flashbacks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Todd Jorgenson
March 29, 2013
At least it seems to have a working knowledge of submarine procedures and terminology.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
March 10, 2013
Inexcusably tedious, resulting in yawning boredom
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 7, 2013
Scuttle it.
Dave White
March 7, 2013
Seriously, where's that giant octopus when you need him?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
March 6, 2013
Harris, Duchovny and Fichtner lead a strong cast in a engrossing submarine adventure
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
March 4, 2013
Taut, tense sub drama is entertaining, despite cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leonard Maltin
March 4, 2013
Phantom features some wonky visual effects, but one either buys into a film of this kind or not.
Top Critic
Laremy Legel
March 3, 2013
Ed Harris and company can't lift this one off the seafloor, and "Phantom" fades away into the murky mist.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 3, 2013
Dramatically waterlogged and, despite the efforts of a strong cast, more than a little silly.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
March 3, 2013
Slow start, fast finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
March 1, 2013
Ed Harris is back in command and the world depends on him. Look out.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Brian Orndorf
March 1, 2013
When it's focused, it comes together in satisfactory way, blending crew procedures with stratagem. When it loses its step, it's utterly forgettable, even with its submarine setting.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Judy
Screen It!
March 1, 2013
It's an okay military thriller. But considering the real-life story behind the tale, it could and should have been so much more. (Full Content Review for Parents also available)
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 1, 2013
Techs are OK and the cramped claustrophobia of pre-nuclear submarines is palpable. But, "Phantom" does not approach the last great submariner flick, "Das Boot (1981)"...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
March 1, 2013
Even some faultless acting in the lead roles cannot redeem the preposterous goings-on in this throwback of a suspense thriller set aboard a Russian nuclear submarine at the height of the Cold War.
Robert Levin
March 1, 2013
We get stern orders, dry technospeak and the occasional physical incident, but far less than what's required in such an apocalyptic setting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 1, 2013
The film remains mediocre, with flat cinematography and crudely anachronistic dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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