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The Ghost and the Darkness Reviews

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October 6, 2005
A scenery-chewing Michael Douglas is the highlight of this passable landlocked variation of Jaws.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2005
Effectively wipes out the lion's cuddly image from The Lion King and reinstates its rep as the fearsome king of the jungle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 25, 2005
It sounds like it might be a good movie, but it ain't.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 28, 2005
A roaring adventure.
November 8, 2004
atmospheric but uneven thriller
| Original Score: 3/5
April 3, 2004
Gets a bit weird and boring. Both stars can do better.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 11, 2003
An exciting man vs. nature adventure that falls short of terrifying because William Goldman's script is too reminiscent of Jaws.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
January 24, 2003
Excellent thriller. Michael Douglas and Val Kilmer are outstanding.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 9, 2003
Enjoyable and entertaining in a passive sort of way. Kilmer's performance makes the film.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 28, 2002
Provides us with an unforgettable primal encounter with the mysterious other.
June 26, 2002
A compelling experience because it is true and because it is photographed with such panoramic intensity.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 18, 2002
The picture is too lightweight, too posturing and too self-important to go in an introspective direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
June 5, 2002
A rousingly effective 'man versus beast' yarn in the great tradition of Jaws and Moby Dick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 12, 2002
Ranges in quality from adolescent boys' adventure stories to Heart of Darkness.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2001
When the movie sticks to fact, the result is a hypnotic spectacle.
February 14, 2001
Can't transcend a too-familiar script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The camerawork is frenetic and confusing, and the big confrontations are as likely to provoke unintentional laughter as edge-of-the-seat excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
It lacks even the usual charm of being so bad it's funny. It's just bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
January 1, 2000
A familiar tale, well told.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
The real feature of this Stephen Hopkins-directed, William Goldman-scripted yarn are the gross and gory attacks, which explode at well-timed thrill intervals throughout.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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