Sanctum Reviews

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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 18, 2011
Its flaws are initially off-putting, but stick with it and Sanctum does do a good job of establishing tension and comes with some well-staged set pieces.
February 17, 2011
For the best part, the actors shut their mouths and the story becomes far more action based.
February 17, 2011
Saying that Messrs. Garvin and Wight have tin ears for dialogue is an insult to tin ears everywhere.
February 15, 2011
Director Alister Grierson nicely juggles the requirements of confined space adventure with the movie's somewhat more pedestrian human drama. No need for a 3-D presentation, though.
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.
February 11, 2011
... everybody, including director Alister Grierson, does their middling best ...
February 11, 2011
A brawny adventure-disaster film notable for its reliance on dangerous practical effects and stuntwork rather than CGI.
February 10, 2011
I liked it. I'm glad I saw it. I would never recommend it to another soul.
February 10, 2011
Sanctum would have worked well as one of those novelty 3D eye-candy shorts, but I didn't care about any of the thinly drawn characters or anything that happened to them.
February 10, 2011
Despite the lapses in dialogue, what never flagged was the magnificence of the photography and in the end, it is those breathtaking images the left the deepest impression.
February 10, 2011
[S]urely the worst thing James Cameron has dared waft his fortune close to.
February 10, 2011
Sanctum not as deep as it should be.
February 10, 2011
The 3D cinematography is occasionally impressive, but in most other respects Australian made cave-diving adventure Sanctum is a disappointingly hackneyed genre outing.
February 8, 2011
James Cameron only produced this loser. Those expecting "Avatar" and "Titanic" moments will be sorely disappointed.
February 8, 2011
And of course it's in 3-D to add an extra element of submerged vertigo and simply because they can.
February 7, 2011
The action doesn't quite conjure up the claustrophobic intensity you expect but the father-son-storyline is sufficiently muscular.
February 7, 2011
It's ruthless, claustrophobic and rather less fun than the 1959 version of Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
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