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August 30, 2017
It doesn't achieve the scares or the ending of the original, but it's a surprising remake with a great atmosphere. The actors are all great.
March 13, 2017
As lunatic as the Japanese original, if not more.
February 19, 2017
Like the actors but overall the movie was not good.
February 2, 2017
It's good movie to watch
½ January 29, 2017
Another awful formula "horror" flick in which the parent/child relationship is threatened by some nameless phantasm. Same old recycled garbage that you've seen done better decades ago in "The Exorcist," "The Amityville Horror," "Poltergeist," et cetera. The cast of talented A-List actors playing thoroughly unlikeable characters and wide-eyed little girls mechanically reciting their lines (punctuating every sentence with "Mommy") becomes unbearably irritating before the film is even half over.
½ January 24, 2017
Dark Water, had a ok atmosphere, but no genuine scares. The performance was pretty bad, the story was bad with terrible execution, and the ending was terrible.
½ November 22, 2016
It has lots of atmospheric potency, and benefits from an impassioned performance from Jennifer Connelly, but Dark Water is too dull and forgettable in its storytelling to reach the spine-tingling heights of The Ring and The Grudge.
½ September 4, 2016
They have a leak...WHO CARES?!
February 15, 2016
for some reason I liked this movie. To me it was done well and gave me the creeps had lots of spooks.
This movie is so creepy when alone, it'll want to make a person not move into old apartments but yet in some way to help those that are lost..... watch with an open mind, it gives creepy feelings, don't watch it with distractions! and watch with no lights! ;-)I dare you!
October 25, 2015
Dark Water was very tight and depressing drama thriller about a ghost inhabiting (never actually mentioned) apartment 9F and it's basically about a girl who drowned in the water mane of the building and she was never found, unlike other supernatural films, when the body is found and removed, the spirit didn't leave. This doesn't at all go into the direction of any other supernatural film. Everyone doesn't make it to the end. And it's just basically depressing, but very good.
August 28, 2015
I heard about this movie after looking into the Elisa Lam murder. If you know of the case it makes the movie interesting and at times a little eery from the similarities throughout the movie that mirror facts about the Elisa Lam murder. With all that high strangeness aside, it really wasn't that great of a movie and mostly boring, Jennifer Connelly wasn't that great and the most interesting character was Tim Roth and he doesn't even make an appearance until the middle of the movie.
½ August 15, 2015
Dark Water has to be the most predictable and the most forgettable horror movie I've seen in years. Jennifer Connelly dose a solid performance in the movie but that's really it.
½ August 13, 2015
Excellent thriller! wonderful cast from the sup't of the building, to the teacher, & attorney, janitor, husband, employer. Very good storyline, excellent acting. This will be one of my favorite thrillers now.
½ August 11, 2015
A bad remake of an overrated Japanese film.
½ July 21, 2015
Dark Water builds up a strong atmosphere but fails to scare. It occupies a space between psychological drama and horror, but never takes full advantage of either. [C+]
½ June 23, 2015
Dark Water is a substandard film. It is about a mother and daughter who hole up in a run-down apartment building. Jennifer Connelly and Ariel Gade give terrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. Walter Salles did a horrible directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture.
June 23, 2015
Walter Salles has a brilliant visionary eye in Dark Water. The film has the perfect look of a gloomy horror movie a la The Ring. So why isn't it scary? Like, AT ALL? The Ring managed to be stylish and scary simultaneously. See that movie instead.
½ May 25, 2015
Dark Water has some atmospheric potency, but the setting is unfortunately too claustrophobic and stuffy to make room for sheer, skin-crawling terror.
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