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The Cave Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
March 18, 2011
The Cave is a decently crafted but unoriginal and uninspiring creature feature with a few moments of true entertainment that the rest of the film never matches up to.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Cole Smithey
June 21, 2009
Replete with winged undersea cave monsters, unlikely mountain climbing heroics and a mutating microbe that turns its victims into creatures-in-waiting "The Cave" is a paint-by-numbers thriller lacking in pigment.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Bland, boring, conventional, cliché, and dumb...
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
September 11, 2006
About what you'd expect from a low budget, B-movie destined to reside among the direct-to-video releases at Blockbuster and the Saturday night features on the Sci-Fi Channel.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 30, 2006
O roteiro é ridículo, mas o filme consegue criar algumas seqüências tensas. Ainda assim, empalidece frente ao ótimo (e similar) The Descent.
| Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 15, 2006
...a dull, thoroughly unpleasant horror flick...
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
December 2, 2005
...despite its shortcomings, The Cave does deliver on some of its promises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005
The monsters show up and it becomes another run-of-the-mill creature feature, only one that's more dimly lit than usual because of the setting.
Chris Carle
IGN Movies
September 23, 2005
Some things, like this movie, are best left undiscovered.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
September 21, 2005
If you like cold, dark, claustrophobic spaces, I highly recommend you go rediscover The Abyss. If that doesn't work, just go hole yourself up in a closet!
Full Review | Original Score: D
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
September 18, 2005
I wouldn't even encourage movie-goers who adore this type of film to give it a try because you'd be much better off renting anything from the action section of your favorite video store.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
September 16, 2005
Rare is the movie in which it's so blatant that the quest for a lower rating has influenced the aesthetic style so much.
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
September 8, 2005
The whole thing is pretty dumb, and not tongue-in-cheek enough to make the dumbness fun.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 6, 2005
Not a classic by any means, but possibly one you might want to add to your Netflix queue for a rainy day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
September 5, 2005
Even among the dogs of summer, The Cave scrapes bottom.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
September 4, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
September 4, 2005
Look up pointless in the dictionary and you'll find a movie poster for The Cave.
| Original Score: 1/5

E! Online
September 3, 2005
The pretty cast gets knocked off in order of attractiveness (the least cute bite it earlier on) and the monsters and action are shot in such a way as to maximize the overall incoherence.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Neil Smith
September 3, 2005
A generic duffer that's as exciting as a hole in the ground.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
September 3, 2005
It's dumb folks, yeah it's an "Alien" rip-off, but that's not a terrible thing, it's the complete lack logic and decent dialogue that's the problem.
| Original Score: 1/5
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