Dark Water Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 18, 2011
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 | Original Score: 5/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Evolves from a supernatural mystery to a truly sad tragedy...
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 16, 2009
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 | Original Score: D
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
July 10, 2008
Unfortunately, the supernatural element is underplayed to the extent that the story almost became nothing more than a domestic drama.
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
May 24, 2007
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.
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
February 22, 2007
A moody, quirky movie that, although flawed, is worth a walk to the theatre in a gentle rain.
James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine
February 14, 2006
The gore-free Dark Water tries hard to establish a creepy atmosphere, but instead winds up being slow moving with not much happening.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
January 11, 2006
A mature film about the courage it takes to survive in a mortal world that's dependent on temporary relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
December 27, 2005
Equal parts quiet, creepy, tragic, and visually gorgeous, Dark Water might be one of the best movies of 2005 that nobody went to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 22, 2005
I found Dark Water slow and gloomy, with a lengthy buildup to a less-than-satisfying conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 24, 2005
Un filme bien hecho, mucho mejor actuado y que, a pesar de ser innecesario, logra firmemente su cometido.
| Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 16, 2005
A top drawer cast working with a bottom drawer screenplay confirms my distaste for Japanese 'girl, long black hair and water' horror movies.
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
August 29, 2005
The movie isn't so much scary as it is unsettling, but the script lets viewers off the hook with a climax that's both incoherent and preposterous.
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
August 12, 2005
Se você valoriza a construção consistente de um clima de melancolia e tensão, dificilmente se decepcionará.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 2, 2005
[E]xecuted just about as well as it possibly could be ... 'Dark Water' sinks under the weight of its rampant and ... laughable predictability.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 31, 2005
A watered-down version of the Japanese original, Salles's remake is still an enjoyable, atmospheric horror flick, with strong performances from its cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
July 30, 2005
...nicely atmospheric, but the atmosphere isn't quite enough to sustain interest in the absence of fright.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
July 22, 2005
As far as American remakes of Japanese horror flicks go, this one's better than either The Ring or The Grudge.
Dan Jolin
Empire Magazine
July 22, 2005
Interesting and unsettling, but never terrifying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
July 20, 2005
[Connelly] does superior work creating a woman struggling to be a good mother while feeling like she's falling to pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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