Sanctum Reviews

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October 7, 2011
Its downfall is its clich-riddled and fusty script.
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 7, 2011
It's ruthless, claustrophobic and rather less fun than the 1959 version of Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
February 5, 2011
Sometimes the sets look like, well, Styrofoam. So do the actors.
February 4, 2011
Stick that camera down an aquatic cave, wrap a paper-thin plot around it, slap the whole thing up on an IMAX screen and call it a movie. More truth in advertising: Call it a lame movie.
February 4, 2011
After a sluggish half hour, this well-crafted adventure kicks into high gear and never lets up.
February 4, 2011
There's just water, water everywhere - and no one stops to think.
February 4, 2011
There's a good story buried within it but it would have been better had any of the leading characters not been made of cardboard.
February 4, 2011
Released over Super Bowl weekend, it makes perfect sense that Sanctum is horrid. What studio expects anyone to go to the theater on Sunday?
February 4, 2011
If you're able to think of characters as just air bubbles to get past, then dive in, the excitement's fine.
February 4, 2011
"Sanctum" is a movie that tries to make you feel that there's this cool thing going on that everybody knows about except you.
February 4, 2011
"Sanctum" turns out to be as gripping as plankton.
February 3, 2011
The director Alister Grierson, not grasping that bad dialogue is sometimes best delivered quietly, encourages his actors to shout and thrash about, and so they do, like fish out of water and performers out of their depth.
February 3, 2011
Forget 127 Hours: "Sanctum" makes sawing off your own arm look like a minor penalty for the crime of spelunking while clueless.
February 3, 2011
Actually being stuck in a remote waterlogged grotto might be more tolerable than enduring this disaster of an adventure movie.
February 3, 2011
No film in recent memory has been so strenuously at war with itself, although for me, a self-confessed sucker for the IMAX brand of eye candy, the images narrowly-as well as widely-carry the day.
February 3, 2011
It's a reasonable film, unpretentious in its way.
February 3, 2011
For much of the film, and despite groan-worthy dialogue that often takes you right out of the picture, you'll likely be holding your breath in genuine suspense.
February 3, 2011
With ace underwater photography and scuba-diving stunt doubles, Sanctum doesn't stint on action.
February 3, 2011
What we get are three-dimensional caves and two-dimensional characters.
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