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The Cave Reviews

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Joshua Starnes

The Cave is a decently crafted but unoriginal and uninspiring creature feature with a few moments of true entertainment that the rest of the film never matches up to.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/10

March 18, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Why would anybody go in The Cave?

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

August 26, 2005
Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

Showing no interest in staking new ground, Bruce Hunt is content to make his directing debut by aping scenes from better examples of the horror/thriller genre.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

August 26, 2005
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

One plot twist provides a creative respite from the rehash barrage, but this Cave is better explored on DVD.

| Original Score: 2/4

August 26, 2005
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

This movie unfolds as though the scenes were assembled in random order. At least I think that's what it looks like; it's hard to say because it was so dark and murky looking.

| Original Score: C

August 25, 2005
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly

If you like cold, dark, claustrophobic spaces, I highly recommend you go rediscover The Abyss. If that doesn't work, just go hole yourself up in a closet!

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Weekly | Original Score: D

September 21, 2005
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Most everyone in the audience, except those rendered unconscious by boredom, will see the 'big twist' plot turn coming well in advance, although the qualifiers 'big' and 'twist' seem overblown and inexact.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 0.5/4

August 26, 2005
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A bottomless pit of lame characters, horror-film cliches and improbable monsters.

August 25, 2005
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Its job is to deliver a few jolty thrills and a couple of laughs and wrap things up before it starts to get too dumb.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 25, 2005
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Remember: CPR doesn't properly work on women unless their cleavage is visible.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

August 24, 2005
Eric D. Snider

Without 'scary' and 'surprising,' what is The Cave left with? Flying amphibian monsters. Which are great to have in a movie, I'll grant you, but not by themselves.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D+

August 25, 2005
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2006
Brian Orndorf

The two kings of last August, Morris Chestnut and Cole Hauser, return to the screen for another late summer turkey

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D-

August 26, 2005
Kit Bowen

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 3, 2005
Cole Smithey

Replete with winged undersea cave monsters, unlikely mountain climbing heroics and a mutating microbe that turns its victims into creatures-in-waiting "The Cave" is a paint-by-numbers thriller lacking in pigment.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C-

June 21, 2009
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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'Something's not right here,' proclaims one of the characters exploring the creepy depths of The Cave. We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 25, 2005
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Bland, boring, conventional, cliché, and dumb...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 2/4

July 14, 2007
Brent Simon

The film's creatures are quite derivative, while one of the most intriguing revelations pertaining to them is never convincingly exploited or properly explained.

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August 26, 2005
Willie Waffle

Director Bruce Hunt shouldn't be allowed to film a birthday party, let alone a major motion picture.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 0/4

August 25, 2005
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
September 3, 2005
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October 18, 2008
Gary Dowell
Baltimore City Paper
January 22, 2010
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Boston Phoenix
September 3, 2005

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Los Angeles Daily News
December 30, 2006
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