Ghosts of the Abyss Reviews

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January 10, 2018
Cameron reconstructs life aboard in the shape of living tableaux of passengers and crew, seen in spectral mode, eating, drinking, dancing or promenading among the watery remnants of their vessel. It is done with finesse and, oddly, is deeply touching.
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.
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.
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.
February 20, 2011
Go and marvel at this spectacular piece of visual history; it's 60 minutes very well spent.
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.
October 18, 2008
This is a brilliant showcase for IMAX and Cameron who offer an entertaining and fascinating glimpse of history to us all.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
It may not have the organisation of 'art', but it's quite some postcard.
December 6, 2005
July 3, 2003
Not as record setting a motion picture as, say, "Titanic," but more haunting and ethereal.
June 19, 2003
Granted, if I'd made a film that grossed more than $600 million in the U.S. and walked away with 11 Academy Awards, I'd probably be a bit slow on the upbeat myself.
April 30, 2003
The Titanic has a haunting beauty that is served well by the movie's 3-dimensional process.
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.
April 29, 2003
In the end, it's the visuals of this film that you want to see, and Cameron doesn't disappoint.
April 25, 2003
Whenever Cameron leaves the technical tricks, awkward recreations and computer graphics behind and focuses solely on the magnificent remains of the Titanic, the movie is awe-inspiring.
April 24, 2003
Ghosts of the Abyss is all about the spectacle of a six-story screen and the sensory bombardment of a rope flying at you or bubbles heading for the surface right in front of your nose.
April 24, 2003
For all its shortcomings, Ghosts of the Abyss is an often powerful trek, that showcases the experiential qualities of the IMAX format.
April 23, 2003
Cameron, who produced and directed it, does a visually splendid job, though what he has fashioned comes down to a logistical footnote to his great, primal, heart-of- the-ocean blockbuster.
April 22, 2003
Fascinating, haunting, and poignant 3-D IMAX documentary.
April 22, 2003
One of the rare Imax movies in which the 3-D effects are completely melded into the picture, rather than simply used as a gimmick.
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