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Below Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
We get the sense that Twohy wants to push this movie to the limits but eases up in the last minutes and tends to resort to old horror clichés...
Michael Dequina
January 27, 2009
A subtly eerie mood piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
March 31, 2004
A well-crafted and criminally underrated Underwater Ghost Story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 2, 2004
O roteiro tem sua parcela de furos e absurdos, mas a boa direção de Twohy consegue manter o clima de tensão por boa parte do tempo.
| Original Score: 3/5
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
September 24, 2003
An underappreciated little film that would go down well as part of a triple bill on video for some undemanding entertainment.
Brian Mckay
March 17, 2003
Half Submarine flick, Half Ghost Story, All in one criminally neglected film
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
November 15, 2002
Twohy is not only skilled at building and maintaining suspense, he's also aware that a cast chock full of experienced character actors is the right fit for a haunted sub flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clint Morris
November 15, 2002
an exceedingly clever piece of cinema.another great 'what you don't see' is much more terrifying than what you do see thriller, coupled with some arresting effects, incandescent tones and stupendous performances
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 4, 2002
The film has enough spooky momentum and good actors to keep it going.
Read More | Original Score: B
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
November 1, 2002
Thanks to strong acting and low-key direction, Below stays above water in atmosphere and suspense.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
October 28, 2002
What rounds out the taut WWII terror tale is a more contemporary spin on the paranoia and dehumanization that are the byproducts of war.
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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 25, 2002
Consistently clever and suspenseful.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 22, 2002
Gave me the willies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
October 22, 2002
As underwater ghost stories go, Below casts its spooky net out into the Atlantic Ocean and spits it back, grizzled and charred, somewhere northwest of the Bermuda Triangle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
There is nothing outstanding about this film, but it is good enough and will likely be appreciated most by sailors and folks who know their way around a submarine.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
October 20, 2002
A crisp psychological drama [and] a fascinating little thriller that would have been perfect for an old "Twilight Zone" episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
October 18, 2002
This sub-standard thriller won't float your boat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 18, 2002
An enjoyable, if occasionally flawed, experiment.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 18, 2002
It's not original enough.
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
October 18, 2002
Alive with creepy, menacing flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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