Dark Water (2005)

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Critic Consensus: All the atmospherics in Dark Water can't make up for the lack of genuine scares.


Movie Info

Directed by Walter Salles Jr., this remake of Hideo Nakata's supernatural psychological drama Honogurai Mizuno Soko Kara revolves around the plight of a single mother (Jennifer Connelly) whose messy divorce and subsequent battle for the custody of her five-year-old daughter is taking a heavy toll on her emotional well-being. Ultimately, the mother and daughter are able to relocate to an apartment, which, despite its excessively dilapidated interior, seems to be an adequate location for beginning … More

Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic material, frightening sequences, disturbing images and brief language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Rafael Yglesias
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 26, 2005
Box Office: $25.4M
Runtime:
Buena Vista - Official Site

Cast


as Mr. Murray

as Jeff Platzer

as Ceci

as Natasha/Young Dahlia

as Young Dahlia's Teach...

as Mediator

as Mediator

as Man in Tram

as Dahlia's Mother

as UPS Man

as Radiology Clinic Sup...

as Man in Elevator

as Teacher's Aide

as Night Doorman

as Natasha's Mother

as Platzer's Backseat C...
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Critic Reviews for Dark Water

All Critics (160) | Top Critics (42)

The supporting characters, in fact, are the most enjoyable part of the film, often more enjoyable than Connelly or Gade, each taking great advantage of their scenes to create real people in a short space of time.

Full Review… | March 18, 2011
ComingSoon.net

Evolves from a supernatural mystery to a truly sad tragedy...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Esteemed Brazilian director Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries") falls flat on his face on his first Hollywood outing with a horror movie that will bore you to tears.

Full Review… | April 16, 2009
ColeSmithey.com

Unfortunately, the supernatural element is underplayed to the extent that the story almost became nothing more than a domestic drama.

Full Review… | July 10, 2008
ESplatter

This murky urban ghost story about a possible haunted hi rise of horrors, basically lets the all-natural creepiness already native to its NYC landscape just do its deadly thing, likely intensified by 9/11's architectural carnage.

Full Review… | May 24, 2007
Long Island Press

A moody, quirky movie that, although flawed, is worth a walk to the theatre in a gentle rain.

Full Review… | February 22, 2007
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for Dark Water

two stars

YodaMasterJedi
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½

Psychological thriller starring Jennifer Connolly. After a nasty divorce and custody battle of her daughter, mother and daughter move to an old apartment which is haunted by a little girl.

thmtsang
Candy Rose

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DUN DUN, DUN DUN, DUN DUN.... the end.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

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