Leviathan (1989) Movie Review

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Leviathan (1989)

1989 | R | Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Adventure
98 minutes / 1h 38min

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Leviathan Plot Synopsis:

Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to survive against a genetic mutation that hunts them down one by one.

Leviathan (1989) Review

Leviathan’ is a science fiction story based on a flesh-feasting alien living on the ocean floor. It survives on blood, and still managed to live long after a ship full of Russian sailors killed themselves to keep it from finding more blood (because it could’ve gotten to the mainland). But, once a bunch of silver minors who have a huge base on the ocean floor that resembles the ship from The Abyss, the alien has managed to infect the crew, who wonder if they should sacrifice themselves, like the Russians, in order to avoid the possibility of this thing being able to live and getting to the surface.The story is similar to ‘Alien’ because even though the ship crew is being ravaged by this killer alien, the company that owns the ship wants nothing to do with them for fear that, if word got out about a disastrous mission, then their stock would plummet. You also have a similar alien-in-the-stomach gag. It’s like The Abyss in that they’re miners working on the ocean floor. And the alien itself has qualities like ‘The Thing,’ as it can mutate its victims. And it seems like the only effective way of killing it is to torch it. If they only hack it to pieces, the pieces can still survive and mutate into new aliens.


  • Leviathan Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 5.18
  • IMDB: 5.8
  • MetaCritic: 5.1
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 1.7

About Leviathan 1989

Title: Leviathan
Year: 1989
Runtime: 98 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Adventure
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 2.59/5 stars from 15,587 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 15,587
MPAA Rating: R
Leviathan Cast Starring: Tom Woodruff Jr., Ernie Hudson, Eugene Lipinski, Meg Foster, Daniel Stern, Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Michael Carmine, Lisa Eilbacher, Hector Elizondo, Larry Dolgin, Pascal Druant, Steve Pelot
Leviathan Writers: David Webb Peoples, Jeb Stuart
Leviathan Director: George P. Cosmatos
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
Website: http://sonyclassics.com/leviathan/
Language: English
Country: USA, Italy