cthoms | West Chatham, MA | 08/19/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Any movie which focuses heavily on a time travelling submarine is doomed to start with. Yet the creators of this movie managed to make it even worse than expected. The main feature of this giant submarine was a giant hand lever that actually operated something. Then to top it all off the submarine had lavishly furnished room complete with an abundance of artwork. Wouldn't you suppose that on a time travelling submarine space would be at a premium, and you wouldn't want a hand crank doing anything?Apparently the creators of this movie disagree. They seemed to be more focused on the super drill which can bore to the center of the earth and provide power for the world. Little does the money grubbing drill owner know that this will cause the end of the world and a drastic outbreak of toxic shock. And apparently this toxic shock can affect the male population and is indeed caused by bad drinking water. I think some writer was sleeping during his junior high health classes.Even though I give this movie one star, I think you should see it. It's so terrible it's funny. While you're at it, rent Octopus too, that is another submarine classic. That way you can explore the ocean to your heart's content."
Fantastic undersea adventure
James Theros | 03/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
A must see film for all Richard Norton fans. Excellent action with a familiar storyline.
Defintely worth watching more than once!"
Maura Mcdonough | Pleasant Hill, CA | 09/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this movie, the actor who played the Lt. Commander gives an oscar worthy performance that leaves you at the edge of your seat."
SUB PAR TIME TRAVEL
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 08/11/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"NAUTILUS is one of those time wasters that you wonder why you bothered.
A tepid script, amateurish special effects and a fairly wooden cast all add up to sink this movie. While it does have an unexpected twist at the end, getting there requires a lot of patience and suspension of belief. I appreciate the conundrum time travel movies generate, but once you take the plunge, the director should at least strive for consistency and a competent cast.
Richard Norton, starting to show his age, but still in pretty buff shape uses his nonchalant machoism, which doesn't serve the urgency of the plot. Hannes Jaenicke (Venomous, Mom's Outta Sight) usually does better, but he's as comatose as Norton in this one. Miranda Wolf tries, but only her lithe beauty keeps her interesting. Christopher Kreisa as Captain Brann needs to return to acting school; he can't carry this kind of role.