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Below Reviews

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October 18, 2002
Alive with creepy, menacing flair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 18, 2002
Too derivative for its own good (or that of the viewer) and simply not scary, suspenseful or intriguing enough in its design or execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
October 18, 2002
Twohy's overwrought, comic-book theatrics work against him, as does the hokey script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2002
The reason Below gets beneath your skin is that the scriptwriters know what most current horror filmmakers never learned: Fear is an emotion, not a visceral response.
Read More | Original Score: A
October 18, 2002
Below has ambitions to be better than average, but doesn't pull itself together and insist on realizing them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2002
With more character development this might have been an eerie thriller; with better payoffs, it could have been a thinking man's monster movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2002
Twohy's a good yarn-spinner, and ultimately the story compels.
October 18, 2002
...begins with promise, but runs aground after being snared in its own tangled plot.
October 18, 2002
By any measure, this is a bewilderingly incompetent piece of storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
October 18, 2002
Claustrophobics beware - there's not room on board this sub for an exhausted crew, a woman, and a ghost.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 18, 2002
Combine the paranoid claustrophobia of a submarine movie with the unsettling spookiness of the supernatural -- why didn't Hollywood think of this sooner?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2002
Exciting and direct, with ghost imagery that shows just enough to keep us on our toes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 17, 2002
..."Below" is just a slightly above average thriller...
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
October 17, 2002
Becomes swamped early on and spends the rest of its running time dragging itself to Davy Jones' Locker, and us along with it.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 17, 2002
After the intriguing and rather exciting first act, the film ends up becoming a fourth-rate mystery instead of delivering the tension already inherent in any logline of this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 17, 2002
This is an exercise in chilling style, and Twohy films the sub, inside and out, with an eye on preserving a sense of mystery.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2002
Already packed with all the claustrophobic wartime tension a good sub thriller needs, Below squeezes in something more -- a bone-chilling element of the supernatural.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2002
Distances you by throwing out so many red herrings, so many false scares, that the genuine ones barely register.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 17, 2002
Twohy pulls all the strings to create an inventive genre piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 15, 2002
Below feels like the first chapter of a potentially classic horror novel that the author left unfinished.
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