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Sanctum 3D Synopsis
A skilled diver (Richard Roxburgh) and his team become trapped in a South Pacific labyrinth.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
As we go deeper into the cave, walls squeezing, water rising, the movie has a narrative pull as sure as gravity.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Grisly stuff. The movie, shot in Australia with an Aussie and British cast, makes "127 Hours" look like a walk in the park.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If you're able to think of characters as just air bubbles to get past, then dive in, the excitement's fine.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Sanctum is far from a good movie, just as 3-D is far from the movie industry's savior. But it certainly looks good, and watching it through...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A muscular Australian B-movie down to the thin characters and boilerplate dialogue.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Sanctum is by no means a badly made movie, but it has the feel of one of those dramatic re-enactments made exclusively for Imax theaters.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
The supposition, maybe, is that in an alleged thrill ride of a movie like this one, the words aren't supposed to matter.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Banal dialogue, over-modulated performances and melodramatic scoring combine forces to sink the stirringly photographed proceedings quicker...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The movie ultimately reveals itself as a pretender with no balls. Creatively, it's all wet.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A documentary on the formation of stalagmites would have been more compelling.
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This movie will keep you on your toes.

By HenryFloor
James Cameron is the maker of master pieces, really gets me pumping. Fantastic movie to watch when you have some friends over, you can watch it at [BLOCKED WEBSITE] . com...

Better than expected

By Tremens
I went due to the "3D" buzz surrounding this movie, expecting to see excellent 3D effects with a so-so movie. It turned out to be just the opposite... The 3D effects were rarely noticable, and the...

Not Titanic or Avatar

By k25366
Not even that good. I was expecting more based on past history, but this had nothing to live for. This will go down as one of Cameron's FLOPs and was only sold on his past movies. Definitely not...

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By Suegilbert
Awesone. Intense. On the edge of my seat the whole movie as I held my breath for over half of it. Barely remember the musical score as I mesmorized by the scenery. Underlying story could have been...

Sanctum 3D

By freebird93
I've seen similar suspense stories on Animal Planet's "I Shouldn't Be Alive" and didn't have to pay $13, midday no less. Predictable...


By jameslm
Well I hope this is more interesting and original the avatar ....

Cinematically Fabulous Best 3D ever

By rawvibes
Created from a true event. A 3-D action thriller. A team of divers were doing an expedition of a cave known to be the largest cave on Earth. A storm traps the divers in the cave and there’s no way...


By ywsf
It was all about getting out of a hole in the ground, and only in the end did the dad and the son connect. everyone else was irrelevant or selfish or stupid. if you want to see people panic to get...

Don't usually write reviews..

By jessreesor06
I don't usually write reviews, but this movie has no trailors, no real reviews or anything.. I was skeptical about it, since I knew nothing about this movie, but it peeked my interest enough to go...

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Rated R | For Language, some violence and disturbing images
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