The Bay Synopsis
Mutant, waterborne parasites infest the residents of a seaside Maryland community.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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By MovieFanAddict74
If you see this film, you will be more than grossed out. It will kill your like of seafood, will have you drinking purified water for days, and generally keep you away from the beach, lakes, bays,...

The Sheriff's Deputy is awesome!!!!

By rewismorris
The guy who plays the sheriff's deputy loading the ambulance needs to be added to the Expendables cast...

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great horror movie

By ghstcop79
I heard that this movie was made by the people behind Insidious, Sinister, and the Paranormal Activity movies. Having seen the groups Halloween releases I have to say this was my favorite. Though it...

Decent flick

By joshsatx80
Interesting more than scary...

surprisingly good!

By ty.mann88
I expected this movie to be so-so like the fan reviews rating said but I was shocked how interesting the movie was. I didn't want to get up for a second in fear of missing something...........

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Rated R | For Bloody Images, Language and Disturbing Violent Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Fake docu about disturbingly believable gory disaster.
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