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As Above, So Below (2014)

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Critic Consensus: After an intriguing setup that threatens to claw its way out of found-footage overkill, As Above/So Below plummets into clichéd mediocrity.

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Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the secret of what this city of the dead was meant to contain. A journey into madness and terror, As Above, So Below reaches deep into the human psyche to reveal the personal demons that come back to haunt us all. Written by John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle (Quarantine, Devil) and directed by John Erick Dowdle, the psychological thriller is produced by Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Drew Dowdle and Patrick Aiello. Alex Hedlund serves as the executive producer. (C)Universal
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R (for bloody violence/terror, and language throughout)
Genre:
Documentary , Mystery & Suspense , Special Interest
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Cast

Perdita Weeks
as Scarlett
Ben Feldman
as George
Edwin Hodge
as Benji
François Civil
as Papillon
Cosme Castro
as La Taupe
Théo Cholbi
as Gloomy Teenager
Emy Levy
as Tour Guide
Roger Van Hool
as Scarlett's Father
Olivia Csiky Trnka
as Strange Young Woman
Hellyette Bess
as Strange Old Woman
Aryan Rahimian
as Iranian Armed Guard
Kaya Blocksage
as Female Curator
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All Critics (67) | Top Critics (13)

Once upon a time, when someone in a horror movie turned a doorknob or drove toward a storm, you got to feel superior and shout, "Don't go in there!" Now it's more like, "Seriously? You're not gonna put down that camera first?"

Full Review… | September 2, 2014
Grantland
Top Critic

Once the characters go underground, things start happening. Not scary things, mind you, but things.

Full Review… | August 31, 2014
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

The movie's signature signage - "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here" - is the only instruction we really need.

Full Review… | August 29, 2014
New York Times
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"As Above, So Below" is novel enough to be worth the price of admission, but you'll think twice before getting back in line for a second visit.

Full Review… | August 29, 2014
RogerEbert.com
Top Critic

While the film has a reasonably engaging cast and some decent scares, the script feels like an uneasy blend of The Blair Witch Project and Tomb Raider.

Full Review… | August 29, 2014
Toronto Star
Top Critic

An entertainment-free sinkhole of Dramamine-worthy nonsense ...

Full Review… | August 29, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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Audience Reviews for As Above, So Below

½

It's dumb. It's really really really dumb. But it's not boring, and boring is the worst thing a movie can be. I actually can't remember the last time I was this entertained by a found footage horror. Probably The Last Exorcism five years ago. Now "good for a found footage horror" may not exactly be the highest praise, but As Above, So Below is still worth a watch for genre fans.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

Awesome idea... Bad idea... While I was again excited for the hype behind the idea, and to see Cloverfields own behind the camera again.. Found footage films are starting to lack alot of effort and thrill they usually give me.

Shawn Montague
Shawn Montague

Super Reviewer

½

Dan Brown meets The Blair Witch Project in this harrowing horror movie that has good actors and makes expert use of the subjective camera to enhance the sense of claustrophobia, taking a simple premise and fleshing it out into a terrifying, nerve-fraying descent to hell.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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