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Open Water Reviews

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July 21, 2004
I was rooting for the sharks.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 5, 2004
Clearly, this one will divide viewers, but the vote here is that Open Water is an unpleasant experience.
July 23, 2004
more teasing than terrifying, failing to achieve the nerve-wracking suspense that his concept (and the movie's buzz) suggests
| Original Score: 2.5/5
August 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 9, 2004
An undercooked minimalist film exercise. The end result: you're stranded in Open Water, bereft of hope or care for the movie's characters.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 5, 2004
Open Water is not the terror masterpiece that many are claiming it to be.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
August 30, 2004
"Open Water" muddies a compelling subject matter via shoddy and incompetent filmmaking. A shallow and frustrating exercise in treading water.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 3, 2004
Simply a stunt -- hopelessly literal-minded and cheap in every sense.
August 5, 2004
This minimalist thriller evokes some deep and primal fears, but it is ultimately too under-dramatized to provoke anything more intense than squirming discomfort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 6, 2004
As the clock ticks on, the sharks thresh and the dialogue continues to stagnate, you might just catch yourself wickedly thinking: Come on sharks, let's do this.
August 5, 2004
A fantastic gimmick - too bad nobody ever bothered to develop it into an actual, like, movie.
August 5, 2004
Plays like the opening scene from Jaws, only stretched out to feature length and not half as scary.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
September 16, 2005
In the end, the film is a cheat. The scares don't work and well, really, there's nothing else there to work.
February 25, 2005
Un exercice minimaliste satisfaisant, mais vite oublié.
| Original Score: C+
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
August 30, 2004
...Daniel and Susan just float around bitching at each other, so the movie frequently seems like a production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in scuba gear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 2, 2004
...why is this fraud of a flick finding an audience?
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 8, 2018
Open Water is being touted as one of the most frightening films to chomp into your psyche for a long time, but either I'm secretly being fed sedatives or this is a case of good old hype meets collective hysteria.
August 23, 2004
Suffice to say this is so unengaging that you will find yourself rooting for the sharks and the jellyfish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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