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Open Water Reviews

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Beth Pratt
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Intense relationship story isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Scary, tense, atmospheric, and well acted...
Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
Kentis and Lau have labored to make an almost documentary-style film. It's meant to make us feel like we are really there, and to a large extent it succeeds.
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
"Open Water" works on many levels, chief among them as an examination of isolation, worry, terror, and the dread that can accompany the unknown.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Bill Clark
June 26, 2005
Open Water depends on the audience to be able to vicariously place themselves in the situation at hand, and if you can do that, you're in for a nerve-frying treat.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
April 26, 2005
Lo mismo ya lo dijo, mucho mejor, Steven Spielberg hace 30 años.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2005
'Creatividad y un guión inteligente reemplazan la falta de presupuesto para crear un producto de buena calidad'
| Original Score: 3/4
Brian Juergens
Freeze Dried Movies
April 1, 2005
A horrifying meditation on how contentment can lull us into complacency, detachment, and ultimately, absolute isolation.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Mark R. Leeper
March 7, 2005
Low-budget and sparse, but very effective.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
Brian Mckay
March 3, 2005
Uses a minimalist budget, a vast outdoor setting, a very small cast, and a narrative that meticulously builds a pervasive sense of dread without giving too much away
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2005
Un exercice minimaliste satisfaisant, mais vite oublié.
| Original Score: C+
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
February 7, 2005
Sure to push the buttons of anyone with a shark phobia.
| Original Score: B
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
January 3, 2005
The sharks were bad enough but who would have thought a jellyfish could be so frightening?
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David Cornelius
December 28, 2004
[It's] perhaps the most boring thriller you will ever see that will still manage to thrill you like crazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
December 4, 2004
[Creates] the steadily mounting feeling that something could go terribly wrong at any moment, both in front of and behind the camera.
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
December 1, 2004
It's the influence of Reality TV that has made Open Water's naturalistic suffering (and crippling literal-mindedness) seem like acceptable escapism.
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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
October 23, 2004
Funciona não apenas como um suspense exemplar, mas principalmente como um estudo sobre a fragilidade do Homem diante da Natureza e sobre a maneira com que enxergamos a morte.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
October 8, 2004
Not likely to help scuba diving become the world's most popular pastime, but only scary if you're already frightened of your own shadow in a cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jay Antani
Los Angeles Alternative
September 30, 2004
an expertly modulated horror movie
| Original Score: 4/5
Tony Medley
September 19, 2004
They float, encounter sharks, float, encounter jellyfish, float, encounter more sharks...zzzzzz. With...tension-inducing music, this film could have been a real nail-biter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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