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Dark Water


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Release Date :

July 08, 2005

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Walter Salles

Starring :

Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Pete Postlethwaite, Ariel Gade

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3 of 4

“..well-made thriller..”
by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
1 of 5

“..this waterlogged mess was aiming for a more conventional story and missed..”
by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
2.5 of 5

“..might be worth seeing for the brilliant performances by all involved..”
by Eric Lurio [Greenwich Village Gazette]
4 of 5

“..it's plenty creepy on its way..”
by Robert Denerstein [Denver Rocky Mountain News]
4 of 5

“..is one classy fright flick..”
by Philip Wuntch [The Dallas Morning News]
2 of 4

“..is actually at its best when it's trying to be a character drama..”
by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
3 of 5

“..impressive cast and elaborate effects..”
by Frank Swietek [One Guy's Opinion]
2.5 of 4

“..doesn't have deep enough currents to succeed as a psychological thriller..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
4.5 of 5

“..beautiful film..”
by Eugene Novikov [Film Blather]
4 of 5

“..as consistently well-acted as anything in the theaters right now..”
by Kevin Canfield [The Journal News]
2 of 4

“..a tepid startle-fest, with fairly run-of-the-mill scares that leave no lasting impression...”
by Jordan Reed [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 4

“..a shocker with something extra..”
by Michael Wilmington [Chicago Tribune]
5 of 10

“..a nicely moody, but slightly uninteresting film..”
by Joshua Starnes [Comingsoon]
3 of 5

“..a little better than the others..”
by Peter Sobczynski [EFilmCritic]
3.5 of 5

“..a fairly classic scary story..”
by Chris Barsanti [Filmcritic]
3 of 4

“..A classy ghost story..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
2.5 of 4

“.."Dark Water" runs still but not deep...”
by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Sean Axmaker [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4
Reviewed by James Emanuel Shapiro [Reel]
3 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Lew Irwin [ShowBIZ Data]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jonathan W. Hickman [Entertainment Insiders]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Glenn Whipp [L.A. Daily News]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Jeff Farance [The Daytona Beach News-Journal]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Daniel Neman [Richmond Times-Dispatch]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Hardy [Houston Chronicle]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Kit Bowen [Hollywood]
Reviewed by MaryAnn Johanson [The Flick Filosopher]
Reviewed by Michael Rechtshaffen [The Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Rob Blackwelder [SPLICEDwire]
Reviewed by Ella Taylor [L.A. Weekly]

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“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]


“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


“..thoroughly predictable, and despite an original setup, the movie never rouses the emotions..”
by Marjorie Baumgarten [Austin Chronicle]


“..the stories are horrifying, but essential to hear..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]


“..a horror movie with an anti-globalist bent that's more interesting than its halfhearted scares..”
by Sara Stewart [New York Post]


“..delivering a highly stylized widescreen revenge picture loaded with weapons and driven entirely by "superficial action"..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]


“..the film isn't particularly convincing either as a rousing anthology of bloodsport set pieces or a deeply felt portrait of revenge and reunion..”
by Vadim Rizov [A.V. Club]

'71 :

“..the hard-charging debut feature from TV director Yann Demange, makes us live every vivid, violent moment with him, the threat of death lurking at every turn..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]


“..undoubtedly a remarkable achievement, especially for a first-time filmmaker..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]


“..still, "The Lazarus Effect," clocking in at a brief 86 minutes, doesn't go far enough, isn't scary enough and has mad scientists who just aren't mad enough..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]