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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
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.
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
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)
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
February 28, 2013
The result is a taut thriller that succeeds in spite of playing out the expected scenes of the 'sub' genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
February 28, 2013
"Phantom" has a pulpy B-movie intensity and economy to match its cast of quality character actors.
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
February 28, 2013
A modest thriller propelled by a strong cast and straightforward storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
February 28, 2013
This story does not in the end sink or swim on warfare or anyone's U-boats but on the men who man them and the choices that must be made.
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James Berardinelli
February 28, 2013
Much of what's contained in Phantom is at best speculative and at worst completely made-up. But, regardless of the accuracy, it makes for compelling viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Atkinson
Time Out
February 26, 2013
As far as such potboilers go, Phantom is literate, tense and, thankfully, modest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 22, 2013
Here's the big ugly secret about Phantom. It's good.
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
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