Dark Water (2002)
Average Rating: 6.8/10
Reviews Counted: 13
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 3
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Release Date: Jan 19, 2002 Limited
Average Rating: 3.3/5
User Ratings: 21,251
Following up on his horror smash hits Ringu and Ringu 2, Hideo Nakata directs this supernatural psychological drama about a middle aged woman struggling to cling to her sanity. Yoshimi Matsubara (Hitomi Kuroki) is the midst of a nasty divorce with her thuggish, abusive husband over the custody of their five year old daughter Ikuko (Rio Kanno). In Japan's family court system, which is heavily weighted towards the mother, Yoshimi case would normally be a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Yoshimi has a
Jan 19, 2002 Limited
Jun 21, 2005
Toho Company Ltd
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Benefits from having an undercurrent of sadness, which makes it feel quite similar to the ghost stories in Kwaidan.
He [Nakata] wants us to absorb, to feel a location, and to understand the plight of the characters before he goes any further.
So much of Dark Water is contrived that it defies the mind to try to make sense of it.
Um terror bem construído que não quer apenas provocar sustos passageiros, mas sim estabelecer um clima de tensão constante e personagens com os quais realmente nos importemos.
To date, the scariest movie I've ever seen.
With extremely heavy echoes of his own 1998 film Ringu, Nakata is on subtle creep-out form here rather than big horror movie mode.
just beneath its surface horror this film conceals a deep reservoir of tragedy, addressing themes like family breakdown, isolation, abandonment, and - something of a taboo in Japan - the terrible legacy of mental illness.
A horror movie that sits there and drags and seems very full of itself, and is based on the premise that puddles are scary. They're not.
The picture is melancholy remembrance and its sources of fear are intimate and brilliant.
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