Poseidon

Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 36
  2. Negative: 7 out of 36

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Critic Reviews

  1. 20
    It's all so much blood and brine signifying nothing, not even a good time. Now somebody do us all a favor and cut that albatross from around Petersen's neck already.
  2. 25
    If this version had been called The Poseidon Adventure, audiences could have sued for truth in packaging.
  3. 12
    It's "Das Bomb." It's "The Perfunctory Storm."
  4. 38
    Isn't quite self-aware enough to be really funny, and certainly isn't serious or genuinely exciting enough to be thrilling because of it's action.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    Poseidon is a sodden saga, with a script that is awash in clich├ęs. It nearly drowns under the weight of its own soggy tedium.
  6. An utterly empty-skulled genre mechanism and nothing more.
  7. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    20
    A deeply dreadful movie -- no, a shallowly dreadful movie -- that's too unpleasant and repetitive to be entertaining, even as camp.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 118 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 58
  2. Negative: 18 out of 58
  1. chelsea
    Jan 31, 2009
    10
    This movie was soo intense! some parts made me cry. but i couldn't find anything wrong with it. and plus josh lucas is sexy which is This movie was soo intense! some parts made me cry. but i couldn't find anything wrong with it. and plus josh lucas is sexy which is good enough for me ! Full Review »
  2. Jun 29, 2016
    8
    The acting wasn't bad, the movie was action packed and intense and it was entertaining all the way through. The special effects may not holdThe acting wasn't bad, the movie was action packed and intense and it was entertaining all the way through. The special effects may not hold up very well with today standards but it's still a good movie. Full Review »
  3. Dec 12, 2015
    10
    This is literally the best film I've ever seen. So much excitement. The actors were good, the storyline was good. I enjoyed the film from theThis is literally the best film I've ever seen. So much excitement. The actors were good, the storyline was good. I enjoyed the film from the beginning till the end. I would 100% recommend this film! Full Review »