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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 15, 2016
It's ultimately impossible not to label What Lies Beneath as a missed opportunity that could and should have been much, much better...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 5, 2014
With What Lies Beneath, Zemeckis finally combines his fondness for fright flicks with the character-driven drama of his best work, and the result is one doozy of a ghost story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Cross between Fatal Attraction, Poltergeist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 23, 2007
It's just gimmick all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Venable
Supercala.com
September 23, 2006
They could've cut 10 minutes out of the first hour easily...and it still might have been too slow.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
If the ghost can go hunt for the villain by itself, why does it bother writing cryptic messages to strangers?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 26, 2004
Offers nothing original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 15, 2002
unarguably Pfeiffer's showcase: She's in almost every scene and she turns in captivating work under the direction of Robert Zemeckis, a filmmaker who knows how to show his audience a very good time.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Considerando-se o talento dos protagonistas do projeto, é impossível não pensar que o resultado poderia ter sido muito melhor.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
Most of the “boo” moments are obvious a mile off, which makes it hard to be properly frightened, or even startled.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 24, 2001
The only flaw in What Lies Beneath is that the artists involved are clearly swinging for the fences. The best they can manage here is a ground rule double.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 2, 2001
Pfeiffer almost single-handedly lifts the picture above mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
April 18, 2001
I'll take this genuine, if not terribly original, creepiness over the latest self-conscious teen slasher flick any day of the week.
| Original Score: 71/100
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
March 24, 2001
Is there anybody out there seriously interested in seeing Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer doing the nasty?
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
January 1, 2000
It's openly schlocky.
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Although Harrison Ford may not be an actor with great range, he's usually a better judge of projects than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Lacking a smarter screenplay, it milks the genuine skills of its actors and director for more than it deserves, and then runs off the rails in an ending more laughable than scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
This process comes to feel laborious rather than involving.
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
January 1, 2000
This film is an unexpectedly adult emotional rollercoaster.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
The film's second half regresses into a standard woman-in-peril movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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