The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep Reviews

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
January 7, 2008
[A] disappointing mixed bag.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
December 20, 2007
It's a movie for kids, and I suppose they will like it well enough, its pedestrian story notwithstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
December 24, 2007
an intriguing if incomplete experience
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
December 24, 2007
It's a mess of a movie, too frightening for the wee ones and a sleeping pill for adults. It's childlike wonder blared at top volume and there's no need for such disorder to steal free time from your holiday season.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
December 26, 2007
Not too hard to figure how it all ends up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Karen Valby
Entertainment Weekly
December 12, 2007
The star of this Scottish fable, about the mythical Loch Ness monster, looks like a raw chicken breast with teeth when he hatches.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 26, 2007
The average 12-year-old will find it slow and predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Tallerico
The Deadbolt
December 26, 2007
The Water Horse features an awkward combination of real-life drama and cutesy physical humor that never blends.
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
December 24, 2007
Spends too much time on dull shenanigans by military men and sound effects of the screech-knock-bang variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Danny Minton
Beaumont Journal
December 20, 2007
Kids could go with the dino-pet theme pretty easily, and adults won't hate it, but the few E.T. moments do not excuse the predictability and choppiness found throughout the entire picture.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
December 21, 2007
By the end of the "The Water Horse" Russell's film has pretty much morphed into "Free Willy IV: Lassie Go Home."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 14, 2008
Mal conseguindo ocultar o fato de ter sido claramente inspirado em "E.T.", é um filme terrivelmente irregular que traz personagens esquemáticos e um monstrinho tão "simpáticos" que jamais temos certeza se este irá devorar seu amigo humano ou não.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 26, 2007
...the film looks grand. A little too grand for the sappy proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 26, 2007
The Water Horse moves along at a dutiful clip, engaging us without transporting us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 26, 2007
A tepid, CGI-enhanced family movie that should delight 6-year-olds with a lap full of popcorn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Stax
IGN Movies
January 8, 2008
The Water Horse's fluctuation between wholesome kiddie flick, complete with silly humor, and dark fantasy/coming-of-age drama ultimately proves too unwieldy for the filmmakers to handle, causing the film to sink under the weight of all its well-meaning bu
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
December 13, 2007
Despite the occasionally charming or amusing moment, an air of familiarity hangs over the proceedings.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 27, 2007
...a bit too calculated and reliant on special effects.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
January 29, 2008
The only reasons to stay awake are the nature porn shots of the Highlands impossibly green hills and gray skies, and a nimble bit performance by a bulldog named Churchill
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 12, 2011
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