Sanctum Reviews

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Cave movies are underrated. Most of them have ranged from being good to excellent (The Descent). Sanctum is closer to the latter thankfully. Sanctum is loosely based on an experience of co-screenwriter Andrew Wight, although the details have been amplified to fit the movie experience. It's about the survival struggle of five characters who become trapped by a flood deep beneath the earth in New Guinea's Esa-ala caves while exploring deep underwater pockets and trenches. The strength of the film lies in its ability to wring tension from even seemingly mundane circumstances. After all, this is essentially a movie about characters climbing through dark spaces and diving deep under water. Nevertheless, the sense of danger and urgency rarely lets up, even when the end is (apparently) in sight. This is a good 90-minute excursion into a treacherous situation and you will enjoy the time.

    Cave movies are underrated. Most of them have ranged from being good to excellent (The Descent). Sanctum is closer to the latter thankfully. Sanctum is loosely based on an experience of co-screenwriter Andrew Wight, although the details have been amplified to fit the movie experience. It's about the survival struggle of five characters who become trapped by a flood deep beneath the earth in New Guinea's Esa-ala caves while exploring deep underwater pockets and trenches. The strength of the film lies in its ability to wring tension from even seemingly mundane circumstances. After all, this is essentially a movie about characters climbing through dark spaces and diving deep under water. Nevertheless, the sense of danger and urgency rarely lets up, even when the end is (apparently) in sight. This is a good 90-minute excursion into a treacherous situation and you will enjoy the time.

  • Mar 24, 2019

    Although this is a pretty bad movie, I gotta say I am giving this a tomato because I used to watch this on repeat all the time as a young lad

    Although this is a pretty bad movie, I gotta say I am giving this a tomato because I used to watch this on repeat all the time as a young lad

  • Mar 08, 2019

    One of the worst movies I have ever seen the acting was worse than a high school play I have no idea how James Cameron had anything to do with this movie horrible horrible horrible do not waste your time

    One of the worst movies I have ever seen the acting was worse than a high school play I have no idea how James Cameron had anything to do with this movie horrible horrible horrible do not waste your time

  • Feb 28, 2019

    Just the worst. It doesn't deserve more than that.

    Just the worst. It doesn't deserve more than that.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    If you have ever cave or cavern dived, you'll like this movie. Others still should very much enjoy!

    If you have ever cave or cavern dived, you'll like this movie. Others still should very much enjoy!

  • Feb 17, 2019

    The idea behind the movie is nice, interesting... BUT... The action is SOOOOO! bad! ALICE PARKINSON acting is so bad... She got the emotional range of a peanut... Even while she is dying she look so bored!

    The idea behind the movie is nice, interesting... BUT... The action is SOOOOO! bad! ALICE PARKINSON acting is so bad... She got the emotional range of a peanut... Even while she is dying she look so bored!

  • Apr 07, 2018

    Sanctum boasts some beautiful 3D scenery, but the silly script and unlikable characters make this journey one not to embark on.

    Sanctum boasts some beautiful 3D scenery, but the silly script and unlikable characters make this journey one not to embark on.

  • Apr 06, 2017

    La trama piena di cliché e personaggi approssimativi non aiuta di certo un film che fa una enorme fatica a trasmettere emozioni. Oltre ad essere pessimo per quanto riguarda la sceneggiatura, Sanctum presenta anche degli effetti speciali piuttosto scadenti con ambientazioni e luci irrealistiche. Viste le premesse il risultato poteva essere decisamente più interessante, ma così come stanno le cose sarà certamente un film che mi dimenticherò molto in fretta.

    La trama piena di cliché e personaggi approssimativi non aiuta di certo un film che fa una enorme fatica a trasmettere emozioni. Oltre ad essere pessimo per quanto riguarda la sceneggiatura, Sanctum presenta anche degli effetti speciali piuttosto scadenti con ambientazioni e luci irrealistiche. Viste le premesse il risultato poteva essere decisamente più interessante, ma così come stanno le cose sarà certamente un film che mi dimenticherò molto in fretta.

  • Mar 22, 2017

    "Sanctum" adalah sebuah film yang tidak hanya menawarkan sebuah petualangan yang mencekam, tetapi dibalut dengan drama yang tragis, dan pemandangan latar yang sangat indah.

    "Sanctum" adalah sebuah film yang tidak hanya menawarkan sebuah petualangan yang mencekam, tetapi dibalut dengan drama yang tragis, dan pemandangan latar yang sangat indah.

  • Jan 10, 2017

    It's good movie to watch

    It's good movie to watch