Dark Water Reviews

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
July 8, 2005
About as frightening as a soggy diaper.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
July 7, 2005
Benefits from having an undercurrent of sadness, which makes it feel quite similar to the ghost stories in Kwaidan.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
July 3, 2005
He [Nakata] wants us to absorb, to feel a location, and to understand the plight of the characters before he goes any further.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 6, 2005
So much of Dark Water is contrived that it defies the mind to try to make sense of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
July 20, 2004
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
Luke Y. Thompson
LYTRules.com
June 29, 2004
To date, the scariest movie I've ever seen.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 23, 2004
With extremely heavy echoes of his own 1998 film Ringu, Nakata is on subtle creep-out form here rather than big horror movie mode.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
November 7, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
July 16, 2003
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 2, 2003
The picture is melancholy remembrance and its sources of fear are intimate and brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 27, 2003
...while Dark Water isn't a complete wash (no pun intended), watched side-by-side with Ringu, it ultimately comes off as a pale successor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 12, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
May 20, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety
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