The Poseidon Adventure (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Poseidon Adventure2005

The Poseidon Adventure (2005)





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A luxury liner has capsized in the middle of the ocean, and it's up to the few remaining survivors to navigate through the treacherous, upside-down maze of terror and make their way to safety in the made-for-television remake of the 1972 disaster film. A terrorist has boarded the luxury liner Poseidon during a lavish New Year's Eve celebration, and when the blast of his bomb causes the immense ship to capsize, the struggle to make it out alive turns into a waterlogged nightmare as the ship slowly continues to take in water. But sinking isn't the only thing the survivors have to worry about, because within their midst the diabolical terrorist is waiting for just the right moment to finish the job he started when he planted the bomb.


Adam Baldwin
as Mike Rogo
Steve Guttenberg
as Richard Clarke
Rutger Hauer
as Bishop Schmitt
C. Thomas Howell
as Dr. Robert Ballard
Bryan Brown
as Jeffrey Eric Anderson
Amber Sainsbury
as Shelby Clarke
Rory Copus
as Dylan Clarke
Alexa Hamilton
as Rachel Clarke
Peter Weller
as Captain Paul Gallico
Alex Kingston
as Suzanne Harrison
Sylvia Syms
as Belle Rosen
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Critic Reviews for The Poseidon Adventure

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Not even the presence of Sylvia Syms can make up for the absence of Shelley Winters as Our Lady of the Water Wings in this hyper remake about an ocean liner turned turtle, upside down and gurgling.

January 18, 2018 | Full Review…

A very good film, full of emotion. [Full Review in Spanish]

February 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Poseidon Adventure


From Hallmark Entertainment comes The Poseidon Adventure, a rather cheap and poorly made updated adaption of Paul Gallico's adventure novel. When a terrorist attack capsizes the S.S. Poseidon during a luxury cruise a group of passengers band together and struggle to reach the outside; meanwhile the military attempts to find the missing ship and get a rescue crew to her before she sinks. The terrorist angle is a real WTF kind of curveball that creates all kinds of problems. However, most of the other changes aren't that bad and explore some of the characters that were left out of the Irwin Allen version. But the script is just awful and the acting is garbage (despite featuring some talented actors). Also, the digital effects and blue screen work are atrocious. Even by Hallmark TV movie standards, The Poseidon Adventure is pretty abysmal.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer


No reason for either remake.

Sean Gillespie
Sean Gillespie

Super Reviewer

Great film..............

Barry Lappin
Barry Lappin

Super Reviewer

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