Sanctum - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sanctum Reviews

Page 2 of 9
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 17, 2011
Saying that Messrs. Garvin and Wight have tin ears for dialogue is an insult to tin ears everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
February 15, 2011
Director Alister Grierson nicely juggles the requirements of confined space adventure with the movie's somewhat more pedestrian human drama. No need for a 3-D presentation, though.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
February 12, 2011
"Sanctum" is a soggy mess of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
February 12, 2011
Suffocatingly bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
February 11, 2011
...made better by 3D, but there's not one character in the film that inspires any sympathy.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 11, 2011
... everybody, including director Alister Grierson, does their middling best ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 11, 2011
A brawny adventure-disaster film notable for its reliance on dangerous practical effects and stuntwork rather than CGI.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 10, 2011
I liked it. I'm glad I saw it. I would never recommend it to another soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Tim Martain
The Mercury
February 10, 2011
Sanctum would have worked well as one of those novelty 3D eye-candy shorts, but I didn't care about any of the thinly drawn characters or anything that happened to them.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 10, 2011
Despite the lapses in dialogue, what never flagged was the magnificence of the photography and in the end, it is those breathtaking images the left the deepest impression.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 10, 2011
[S]urely the worst thing James Cameron has dared waft his fortune close to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
February 10, 2011
Sanctum not as deep as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
John Hazelton
Screen International
February 10, 2011
The 3D cinematography is occasionally impressive, but in most other respects Australian made cave-diving adventure Sanctum is a disappointingly hackneyed genre outing.
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
February 8, 2011
James Cameron only produced this loser. Those expecting "Avatar" and "Titanic" moments will be sorely disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Spyder Darling
Encore Magazine
February 8, 2011
And of course it's in 3-D to add an extra element of submerged vertigo and simply because they can.
Full Review | Original Score: 3 out of 5 air tanks
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
February 7, 2011
The action doesn't quite conjure up the claustrophobic intensity you expect but the father-son-storyline is sufficiently muscular.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Guardian
February 7, 2011
It's ruthless, claustrophobic and rather less fun than the 1959 version of Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 7, 2011
For a more gripping James Cameron underwater adventure, I advise you to Netflix The Abyss. For a more terrifying cave movie, add The Descent to your queue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
February 6, 2011
Undergirding the cheesy dramatics here is an intense, fiercely technical adventure movie, one obsessed with the unpleasant realities of being trapped in a waterlogged cave.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
February 6, 2011
A film of modest ambition that mostly lives up to the low bar it sets for itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Page 2 of 9