Dark Water Reviews

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March 14, 2018
This dank, dark and disturbing psychological horror film is a remake of a Hideo Nakata chiller, but the film it most evokes is Roman Polanski's Repulsion, another tale of mental instability and bad real estate.
February 27, 2007
July 19, 2005
Dark Water is a failure as a horror movie.
July 14, 2005
July 12, 2005
It fails to deliver the narrative thrill twists its origins would promise.
July 8, 2005
Like so many recent thrillers of this ilk, many of them in some way exploiting the 'innocence' of childhood -- the dumb and unpleasant Hide and Seek springs to mind -- Dark Water falls apart in the wind-down.
July 8, 2005
A tasteful but unremitting bummer and yet one more case of an Oscar-winning actress proving that she can still do the kinds of disposable movies big awards are supposedly meant to banish from your résume forever.
July 8, 2005
Dark Water has more substance and a more interesting look than many horror films, but the familiar elements of the story disappoint.
July 8, 2005
Working from a premise that's not only thin but transparent, Salles struggles mightily to generate tension in any other way possible.
July 8, 2005
This is an eerie, relentlessly grim, invasive little movie -- a tone poem of despair that seeps into you like the damp.
July 8, 2005
A mostly faithful adaptation of a scary little story: A mother and her young daughter, needing to save money as the mother negotiates an unhappy divorce, move into a depressing, dark apartment.
July 8, 2005
It's not bad, horrible or embarrassing; it just doesn't completely add up or send people out feeling like they've seen something special.
July 8, 2005
It's so lacking in heartfelt frights or cheap scares that the few real hair-raising moments, in the finale, don't pay off.
July 8, 2005
It's good to see [Salles] getting a chance to direct in Hollywood, and pleasant to have a scary movie that features adults and a fine, vulnerable actress.
July 8, 2005
Walter Salles' haunted-apartment thriller Dark Water doesn't sink like a stone, but for a movie with such a pedigreed director and a cast headed by Jennifer Connelly, it doesn't exactly float much above mediocrity, either.
July 8, 2005
Seductively spooky.
July 8, 2005
What keeps the film alive and more than a little nerve-wracking are a terrific cast and director Walter Salles, who creates a powerfully oppressive mood that meshes seamlessly with the inner turmoil of troubled mom Dahlia.
July 8, 2005
Salles seems too uncomfortable with the fantastic to get full value from the creeps and jumps his camerawork delivers.
July 8, 2005
[Salles] has managed to create a movie that's pretty bleak for a Hollywood -- especially Disney -- thriller.
July 8, 2005
Dark Water is a murky business indeed, painfully sloooow, absurdly derivative and just plain embarrassing for the wealth of talented people involved in it.
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