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75

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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63

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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60

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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50

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 those plastic glasses reopens your eyes to the promise of the third dimension.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A muscular Australian B-movie down to the thin characters and boilerplate dialogue.
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50

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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40

Movieline

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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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Banal dialogue, over-modulated performances and melodramatic scoring combine forces to sink the stirringly photographed proceedings quicker than that treacherous flash flood.
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25

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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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A documentary on the formation of stalagmites would have been more compelling.
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42 out of 100
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