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The Cave Reviews

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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
Uri Lessing
August 30, 2005
Characters leap, dive, climb, swim, lift, and run from one scene to the next. The Cave is the celluloid personification of 'Outside Magazine.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
August 30, 2005
Spare and single-minded, The Cave is an insistently entertaining piece of pulp.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 28, 2005
Contained enough unusual scenery and frightening sequences to keep my mind off its farfetched plot most of the time.
David Cornelius
August 27, 2005
So very, very stupid... and so very, very fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 27, 2005
Romps along on its endearingly dumb, shameless wavelength.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Keith Breese
August 27, 2005
if you enjoy watching flying, bloodthirsty monsters chase people around dark places, you'll get a kick from the film
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
August 26, 2005
Constrained and unreadable, the space turns invaders into opportunistic killers (or maybe just rearrangers, a next step in body snatching).
Scott Weinberg
August 25, 2005
Just barely worth exploring. (On DVD, that is.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tim Grierson
L.A. Weekly
August 25, 2005
Bruce Hunt's directing debut displays a cold-blooded efficiency and refreshing lack of Michael Bay-ish hyperactivity in what is otherwise a solid if unspectacular action-horror flick.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
August 25, 2005
The best part is that it takes place in a couple of locales -- spelunking in a cave and diving underwater -- that we don't normally go, unless it's a nature documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 25, 2005
If you gotta rip something off, might as well be a classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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...
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Gary Dowell
Baltimore City Paper
January 22, 2010
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008

Los Angeles Daily News
December 30, 2006
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 3, 2005
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
September 3, 2005

Boston Phoenix
September 3, 2005
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