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Ghosts of the Abyss Reviews

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
September 28, 2012
If you see only one James Cameron-directed movie about theTitanic -and you should - see the one that doesn't star Kate and Leo.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
R. L. Shaffer
September 26, 2012
A bit slow-going and strangely emotionless at times. But Bill Paxton's nervous expressions add humor, and the film's jaw-dropping glimpse at the Titanic are powerful, to say the least.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 15, 2012
James Cameron's latest memorial to the spirit that exists mournfully and sadly in utter silence as the effects of time and salinity slowly and inexorably take their toll.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
September 12, 2012
I wouldn't call "Ghosts of the Abyss" a compelling documentary or even an artistic one. It's more like a visit to a museum-in this case, one that's 12,500 feet below the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
February 20, 2011
Go and marvel at this spectacular piece of visual history; it's 60 minutes very well spent.
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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
December 11, 2009
This hour-long feature, edited down from 900 hours of footage, is both a technical marvel and a heartfelt memorial to those who died when the ship sank in 1912.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
What's the point of this documentary?
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
This is a brilliant showcase for IMAX and Cameron who offer an entertaining and fascinating glimpse of history to us all.
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Despite Paxton's whooping every time a new artefact comes on screen, it's hard to be constantly excited about watching a bunch of rusty, decayed junk -- historic and three-dimensional though it may be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
It may not have the organisation of 'art', but it's quite some postcard.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
April 22, 2004
Cameron has gone from shaping the zeitgeist to spoonfeeding it
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 17, 2004
The picture's beauty and Cameron's amazing photographic work provide much pleasure. It's just that...there is the feeling we've been there and seen it all before.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 16, 2004
As seqüências rodadas nos destroços do Titanic são estupendas, mas o filme constantemente perde o foco e gasta muito tempo com a narração pouco inspirada de Paxton.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
July 16, 2003
Cameron is forever associated with the fateful ship, and I think it's time he moved on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
July 3, 2003
Not as record setting a motion picture as, say, "Titanic," but more haunting and ethereal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Gilchrist
May 30, 2003
Ghosts Of the Abyss is an interesting experiment which fails to take full advantage of the real opportunity granted in its inception - to utilize emerging technology to explore terrain that has never been witnessed by humans. . .
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
April 30, 2003
The Titanic has a haunting beauty that is served well by the movie's 3-dimensional process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Spence D.
IGN Movies
April 30, 2003
Ghosts of the Abyss is a beautifully rendered middle-of-the-road documentary that strikes a perfect balance between entertainment and education.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
April 29, 2003
In the end, it's the visuals of this film that you want to see, and Cameron doesn't disappoint.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jennifer D. Wesley
April 26, 2003
Ghosts of the Abyss isn't emotionally engaging or even all that interesting.
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