75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
One of the few big-fish horror films that still has the power to surprise.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It proves capable of doing something that many more artistically ambitious films fail at: entertaining an audience for nearly two hours.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
After slogging through the predictability of countless would-be action thrillers, I admired the sheer professionalism of this one, which doesn't transcend its genre, but at least honors it.
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70

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
If distinctly uneven CGI, minimal originality and overly convenient plot devices turn you off, this may not be your film.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

How refreshing: a big-budget, F/X-happy action flick that actually appears to be intentionally stupid.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

One of those stupid movies that are good to relax with.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
A preposterously silly bit of work, chock-full-o' nuts and rife with the kind of plot holes you could drive a submersible ROV through.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The characters are two-dimensional and the story is intensely formulaic.
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25

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
Unsalvageable B-movie junk.
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Barbara Shulgasser
Even overlooking the fundamental inanity of the movie, one is left to contend with some offensive racial stereotyping.
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54 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.