Ed Harris plays the captain of a Cold War Soviet missile submarine who has secretly been suffering from seizures that alter his perception of reality. Forced to leave his wife and daughter, he is rushed into a classified mission, where he is haunted by his past and challenged by a rogue KGB group (led by David Duchovny) bent on seizing control of the ship's nuclear missile. With the fate of humanity in his hands, Harris discovers he has been chosen for this mission in the belief he would fail. Phantom is a suspense submarine thriller about extraordinary men facing impossible choices.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The basis for the film's confusing, cliche-stuffed plot is the mysterious sinking of a Soviet submarine in 1968 - an event around which Mr. Robinson spins a yarn of unpardonable monotony.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 02.28.2013
As one might expect from a submarine drama, Phantom is claustrophobic and confining. If only it were compelling.Claudia Puig, USA Today, 02.28.2013
What is up with combinations of Ed Harris, water, and unbelievably hokey endings?Chris Packham, Village Voice, 02.26.2013
Phantom offers no more plausible a vision of the doomed K-129 than A Good Day to Die Hard does of post-meltdown Chernobyl.Mark Jenkins, NPR, 02.28.2013