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Below Reviews

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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 10, 2002
A movie that plays like a gimmick, reliant upon one's appreciation of movie genres ranging from film noir to ghost stories rather than a tale that unfolds to its own rhythms and logic.
October 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 18, 2002
It's not original enough.
October 7, 2002
While the mystery surrounding the nature of the boat's malediction remains intriguing enough to sustain mild interest, the picture refuses to offer much accompanying sustenance in the way of characterization, humor or plain old popcorn fun.
October 10, 2002
If Below had been released in 1943 -- the year of its story -- it would have come in at an agile 70 minutes instead of a protracted 104.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 2, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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...
October 11, 2002
Below is well below expectations.
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 11, 2002
It's basically an overlong episode of Tales from the Crypt.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
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 4, 2002
Twohy's scary tricks lose their luster around the time Below becomes a water-logged version of every haunted house film you've ever seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 11, 2002
Distinctly sub-par...more likely to drown a viewer in boredom than to send any shivers down his spine.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 11, 2002
Gaping plot holes sink this 'sub'-standard thriller and drag audience enthusiasm to crush depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 15, 2002
Below feels like the first chapter of a potentially classic horror novel that the author left unfinished.
October 15, 2002
The movie desperately needs something to get over the predictability factor, but there's not much to rely on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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