Down Periscope | Full Movie

Down Periscope
  • PG-13
  • 1h 33m
  • 1996
Rotten12%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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A third-rate crew of navy misfits is ordered to pilot a broken-down sub during war exercises. In so doing, they prove themselves and the ship by cleverly penetrating Norfolk's modern defense system.
© 1996 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten12%
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Variety
Leonard Klady
Fresh

It's good-natured, innocuous frivolity that should raise a few smiles and generate good but not gr...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Rotten

he construction is so ramshackle (or the mood so PC) that the film-makers put a woman (Holly) on b...

June 21, 2017
USA Today
Susan Wloszczyna
Rotten

A soggy sub sandwich layered with cheesy action, stale jokes and gung-ho baloney.

June 16, 2017
Washington Post
Hal Hinson
Rotten

More laid-back here than he is on television, Grammer seems to barely break a sweat.

June 16, 2017
New York Times
Stephen Holden
Rotten

The tone of the acting, which is set by Mr. Grammer's blandly laid-back performance, is all wrong...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Some innuendo, profanity in mediocre slapstick comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Down Periscope is a 1996 film in which Kelsey Grammer plays a naval officer who is given command of a down-at-the-heels submarine and must lead an oddball crew of misfits to victory in a war game that will determine his future. There is occasional sexual innuendo throughout the movie, including references to the lead character having the words "Welcome Aboard" tattooed on his penis. There also is frequent profanity, including "f--k" and "s--t." Overall, this is another run-of-the-mill slapstick comedy in which a group of misfits is asked to achieve great things; adolescents may be interested because of the juvenile humor.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:March 1, 1996
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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