• Released
  • November 2, 2012
  • R , 1 hr 24 min
  • Horror
  • 20 Fan Ratings
100

The Guardian

Levinson has always been acutely interested in the minutiae of human behaviour, and it's this concern that makes The Bay the triumph that it is.
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
One hell of a creepy little eco-horror picture.
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90

NPR

By Jeannette Catsoulis
This astonishingly effective environmental nightmare is based on reasoning that, if you've been following the science, seems all too possible.
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Best of all, I applaud the director's triumph of intimate terror over preposterous puppets and noisy computer-generated effects. In The Bay, the mayhem is both fresh and thrilling.
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75

Washington Post

A ripped-from-the-headlines psychological chiller that burrows under the skin with its terrifyingly local twist.
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
The Bay is better than a shallow exercise, but crabby horror fans may have preferred that Levinson took a real plunge.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Although there are some scary moments here, and a lot of gruesome ones, this isn't a horror film so much as a faux eco-documentary.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Lacks the creepy immediacy of even the most misbegotten of the found-footage genre.
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50

Slant Magazine

The Bay is Barry Levinson's most engaged and entertaining movie since "Wag the Dog," which isn't to say that he's given up his irksome predilection for a certain bullish type of liberalism.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The Oscar-winning director of "Rain Man" - whose last film, the abysmal documentary "PoliWood" never went much further than the Tribeca Film Festival - demonstrates he can make a shakycam found-footage horror movie every bit as fake-looking, clumsy and unscary as your average college student working on a $200 budget.
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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