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Lady in the Water

Overview


Genre :

Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Thriller

Release Date :

July 21, 2006 (Wide)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

M. Night Shyamalan

Starring :

Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Freddy Rodriguez, M. Night Shyamalan, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban, Sarita Choudhury, Mary Beth Hurt, Cindy Cheung

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

1.5 of 4

“..the biggest misfire of M. Night Shyamalan's career..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2 of 5

“..shoddy storytelling, bad characterisation, and unnecessary ego stroking really work against it..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
1 of 5

“..is in the running for worst film of the year..”
by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
“..an entertaining film filled with a surprising amount of hearty humor..”
by Gerry Shamray [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
“..Although Lady in the Water builds suspense, the payoff is a letdown..”
by Bill Muller [The Arizona Republic]
2.5 of 4

“..a pleasing amalgam of the adventures in point-of-view from ``Rear Window" and the fantastical homecoming of ``E.T."..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
2 of 4

“..a missed opportunity, underwritten and underwhelming..”
by [Reel]
“..a flawed but heartfelt tale..”
by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
2.5 of 4

“..a convoluted invention whose rules seem arbitrary, contradictory and based on whim..”
by Duane Dudek [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
Review rate : C
Reviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Keith Uhlich [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : D+
Reviewed by Michael Sragow [The Baltimore Sun]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Jack Mathews [New York Daily News]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Michael Janusonis [The Providence Journal]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Bruce Newman [San Jose Mercury News]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jim Emerson [Chicago Sun-Times]
Reviewed by Kirk Honeycutt [The Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Barbara Vancheri [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Reviewed by Kevin Crust [Los Angeles Times]
Reviewed by Scott Juba [The Trades]
Reviewed by Brian Lowry [Variety]

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