Sanctum Reviews

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February 16, 2019
Sanctum has on its plus side stunning settings and excellent use of the 3D process [but] that dimensionality doesn't go very far with the characters.
March 11, 2016
Coupled with Frank's borderline sociopathic 'survival of the fittest' philosophy and his son Rhys Wakefield's bland sulkiness, there's not one likeable character to care about when things go wrong.
May 3, 2015
I couldn't wait for these people to drown.
June 30, 2013
The strong special effects can't overcome the story's sour focus on pain and hopelessness.
September 28, 2012
It's a continuing clash between laughably poor acting and ultra-serious brow-furrowing that renders Sanctum unintentionally hilarious, thereby deflating it completely.
September 21, 2012
The film's lack of a decent story, character development, and performances, as well as its emotional hollowness, make it not worth the time in any format.
October 7, 2011
Its downfall is its clich-riddled and fusty script.
September 9, 2011
Often feels like James Cameron just playing around with some very expensive bathtub toys -- and treading water until his Avatar sequel comes out next year.
July 14, 2011
Seriously, you'll find yourself more emotionally and viscerally involved by sticking some Lego men in a water filled blender and watching them go round and round.
June 11, 2011
The tension is difficult to be felt with such flat characters.
June 5, 2011
...a well-intentioned yet utterly misguided underwater thriller.
May 26, 2011
Lacks the Titanic appeal of a James Cameron "event" movie
May 13, 2011
The script is pretty lackluster.
April 4, 2011
You'll care about as much as you do when someone gets torn apart in a Saw sequel.
April 4, 2011
Despite its three-dimensional imagery, the film remains resolutely two-dimensional.
February 25, 2011
Despite the millions clearly poured into it, the film feels cheap and amateurish. See it on IMAX if you wish, but the flaws will only look bigger.
February 17, 2011
Saying that Messrs. Garvin and Wight have tin ears for dialogue is an insult to tin ears everywhere.
February 12, 2011
"Sanctum" is a soggy mess of a movie.
February 12, 2011
Suffocatingly bad.
February 11, 2011
...made better by 3D, but there's not one character in the film that inspires any sympathy.
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