24 July 2012 5:44 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Movie Pool checks out the first-ever Blu-ray for John Travolta's Phenomenon!

The Set-up

An average Joe (Travolta) sees his life turned upside-down when he mysteriously becomes a genius overnight. Also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker and Robert Duvall.

Directed by Jon Turteltaub

The Delivery

Phenomenon is a surprisingly entertaining film from director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure), featuring strong performances from the entire cast, led by John Travolta. Starring as George, Travolta brings a particular charm and and a relatable humanity to a character and a situation that would seem silly in the hands of a less capable actor.

After seeing a bright light, George suddenly becomes a super genius, able to learn at an incredible rate and invent advanced technology. He also exhibits telekinesis, the power to move things with his mind. This would make a rather unbelieveable premise, but director Turteltaub is skilled enough to make this all work without seeming unreal. »

- feeds@themoviepool.com (Victor Medina)

Report a problem



Similar News Items

John Travolta (I)
Forest Whitaker
Robert Duvall


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners