Lady in the Water Synopsis
A man (Paul Giamatti) learns that the woman he rescued is a character in a bedtime fable.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
There is a good chunk of Lady in the Water that is simply too well made and affectingly acted to dismiss as a mere exercise in arrogance.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Shyamalan does project genuine menace and suspense into this mundane location, especially in nighttime scenes. But the magic that would...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Lady, like all of Shyamalan's movies, is a slick production with consistently interesting visuals... But the story is so convoluted and...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You leave Lady thinking there are still voices in Shyamalan's head well worth a listen.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has the strengths and weaknesses of a one-man show.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Lady in the Water boasts an eclectic cast - almost entirely squandered.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Shyamalan's most alienating and self-absorbed project to date.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The character played by lead Paul Giamatti is a dead-on Shyamalan protagonist: emotionally distanced and something of a train wreck.
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
It lacks the simplicity and resonance of classic fairy tales: It's so muddled and belabored, it's hard to imagine the tykes ever staying...
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This cloying piece of claptrap sets a high-water mark for pomposity, condescension, false profundity and true turgidity -- no small...
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Meh.

By xMichix
This film wasnt that bad. But it wasn't too great either. The storyline was interesting, but after a while it got to be very tedious. The major thing I didnt like about the film was when the kid...

WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!?!

By hoof22
The mystery at the beginning of the movie and towards the middle keeps the viewer interested until it all comes together in the end and you wonder what just happened. From the trailers of this movie...

Shyamalan's Best Work Yet!

By Moviedude
I must start off by saying that this has got to be the best summer movie I have ever seen!Lady In The Water is an absolute masterpiece!With tremendous acting by the whole cast,Lady InTheWater is a...

Filled with imaganition

By HPFREAK
A old spooky bed time story comes to life when a apartment manager finds a nymph named Story.But little did he know that something is after her...something very dangerous.Lady in the Water will bring...

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Rated PG-13 | For some frightening sequences
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ More soggy than scary. Still, not for youngsters.
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