What Lies Beneath (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

What Lies Beneath (2000)

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Critic Consensus: Robert Zemeckis is unable to salvage an uncompelling and unoriginal film.

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It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer betrayed his beautiful wife Claire. But with Claire oblivious to the truth and the affair over, Norman's life and marriage seem perfect--so perfect that when Claire tells him of hearing mysterious voices and seeing a young woman's wraithlike image in their home, he dismisses her mounting terror as delusion. However, as Claire moves closer to the truth, it becomes clear that this apparition will not be dismissed, and has come back for Dr. Norman Spencer... and his beautiful wife.

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Cast

Michelle Pfeiffer
as Claire Spencer
Harrison Ford
as Dr. Norman Spencer
Joe Morton
as Dr. Drayton
Mitch Carter
as Loop Group
Sloane Shelton
as Mrs. Templeton
Moosie Drier
as Loop Group
Micole Mercurio
as Mrs. Frank
Bridget Hoffman
as Loop Group
Dennison Samaroo
as PhD Student No. 1
Donna Lynn Leavy
as Loop Group
Jennifer Tung
as PhD Student No. 2
Rachel Singer
as PhD Student No. 3
Edie Mirman
as Loop Group
Daniel Zelman
as PhD Student No. 4
Donald Taylor
as Male EMT Worker
Philece Sampler
as Loop Group
Iake Eissinmann
as Loop Group
David Cowgill
as Loop Group
Newell Alexander
as Loop Group
Claudette Wells
as Loop Group
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Critic Reviews for What Lies Beneath

All Critics (125) | Top Critics (30)

Feels more planned than passionate.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

This process comes to feel laborious rather than involving.

January 1, 2000

Before long, the movie begins to feel like a sleep deprivation trial.

January 1, 2000

But Beneath never reaches much beyond the surface, and what lies there is all too predictable.

January 1, 2000

It's not spooky or stylish enough to become a must-see for the goodtimes-hungry summer masses.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

What Lies Beneath is a big tease.

January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for What Lies Beneath

Good thriller. Got to admit, it doesn't quite hold up 17 years later, but always liked and still quite enjoy it. The setting of the house is so beautiful. I can tell I'm getting old as it's my first time to fully appreciate that. Haha.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

Man this movie dragged for me. I could not stay interested long enough to be interested in the story.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

In this no-bones-about-it homage to Hitchcock, Director Robert Zemekis adds a touch of the supernatural to the Master's usual game of confusing possibilities as a empty nesting mom starts to hear strange ("what's that? is anybody there?") noises in the house. The leads are wholesome and warm ... until the twist at the end. Count the references to Hitchcock hallmarks!

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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