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Phenomenon (1996) Movie Reviews

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Leighann Paige 09/10/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A small-town mechanic seemingly gets struck by lightning and ends up gaining intelligence and powers overnight. Phenomenon follows he's journey in understanding why he ended up with these abilities and how the relationships in his life change because of them. A lot of sentiment can be felt throughout the piece and the cast really helps bring that to life. However, the music is distracting, the cinematography is just okay, and the execution is so-so. It didn't help that there seemed to be added plot points for ridiculous tension that wasn't necessary. Where Phenomenon could have been a stand out piece, it really just falls flat. It's still worth a try for anyone interested in Travolta's work.

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Yojimbo 11/16/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A nice idea and decent cast are let down by an incredibly superficial script that never goes anywhere and has very little to say. Ultimately empty and pointless.

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Snoogans 11/14/2011 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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Travolta is good, but the film is a huge mixed bag.

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serioussir 12/29/2008 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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Charming, funny, romantic and heartbreaking. Travolta is completely lovable, as is Sedgwick. Has one of my top ten romantic scenes of all times.

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Epic Fan 02/08/2008 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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4/4 

This movie holds some sort of magic spell over me. I love this movie to death. Great cast and script. Just a very touching movie.

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Chris Kavan 09/09/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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2/4 

A sweet John Travolta that mixes in drama, romance, comedy and fantasy together. It's uneven, but overall is not a bad film. I just never felt any real connection to it, but Travolta fans should definitely check this one out.

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TheWolf 08/04/2007 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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2.5/4 

"Phenomenon" is about a small town auto mechanic (Travolta) who experiences something he can only describe as being "a light" and suddenly has peculiar powers such as being able to learn to speak Portuguese in 20 minutes or understanding Dianetics. At issue is, will these powers, which make him the object of fear and awe by the townsfolk, help of hurt his chances with his reluctant love interest (Sedgwick). This movie was ok, sort of an off kilter chick flick that Travolta fans will probably enjoy, but its not one that I go out of my way to see.

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