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Dark Water Reviews

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Nev Pierce
July 19, 2005
Dark Water is a failure as a horror movie.
| Original Score: 2/5
Angela Baldassarre
July 19, 2005
Dark Terror. Salles' thriller this year's best.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
July 18, 2005
It's about as terrifying as having Sigmund and the Sea Monsters for neighbors, only minus the genuinely horrific Sid and Marty Krofft costumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 18, 2005
[Jennifer] Connelly's assured performance as the devoted mom struggling to stay afloat in a watery hellhole makes up for the lack of serious scares.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
July 18, 2005
Because it's not a festival of horrors, there's time for viewers to notice how well-made it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
July 16, 2005
Almost as murky as its title "Dark Water" earns an average rating amidst other - and mostly lesser - PG-13-rated horror movies.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Michael Dequina
July 16, 2005
Jennifer Connelly gives another wrenching and indelible turn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Cornelius
July 16, 2005
Smarter, creepier, and better than expected.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
July 15, 2005
a stylish cut above most of the recent J-horror remakes - but once again it seems that the waters of Asian ghost stories flow purer, deeper and darker at source.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
July 14, 2005
Brazilian director Walter Salles' first Hollywood project is both a chilling ghost story and a heart-pulling drama.
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
July 14, 2005
The difference between Dark Water and most of its forebears is the way it values emotional investment over cheap shocks.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 13, 2005
This slow-paced art film of some considerable merit has bamboozled its way into multiplexes by masquerading as a straight horror picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
July 12, 2005
Connelly's terrific performance enhances this quietly atmospheric ghost story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ed Halter
Village Voice
July 12, 2005
It fails to deliver the narrative thrill twists its origins would promise.
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
July 12, 2005
Pervasively chilling but never frightening.
Full Review| Original Score: C
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
July 12, 2005
I think it's finally time to call a moratorium on American remakes of Japanese horror films.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Eric D. Snider
July 12, 2005
Japan's chief horror export used to be a giant fire-breathing lizard who smashed cities and destroyed things. Now it's damp girls who crawl around and harass new homeowners.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jackie K. Cooper
July 11, 2005
Nobody plays vulnerable better than Jennifer Connelly
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
July 11, 2005
Salles' remake seems driven by an ailing liver.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
July 11, 2005
The Pang Brothers' The Eye and Gore Verbinski's The Ring were better remakes of Dark Water than this.
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