The Descent Synopsis
Cave explorers (Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid) encounter underground predators.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The director of The Descent is savvy enough to suggest even more than he shows. And he's old-school enough to load up on glimpses of good,...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Neil Marshall's horrifically terrific The Descent cannily recasts 1972's "Deliverance" as a female-bonding thriller with some "Hills Have...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Though the film's downbeat ending was softened for U.S. release, it's still a long way from happy.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This is one of the scariest movies featuring female heroines since the "Alien" series, and what makes it uniquely scary is where these...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Prepare to be scared senseless, and then, when you think you have it figured, your certainty will be shaken by scenes built to scare you...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Marshall takes a modest budget and a concept that isn't all that original and produces a frightening, intelligent and sexy thriller.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

Amid this unrelenting ferocity, Marshall gives his characters emotional depth, and elicits terrific performances from the cast.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Easily the summer's scariest movie.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A cult classic is born.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's made expressly for fans of unmitigated gore.
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Great !!!!

By sircbr
This I my favorite movie ever!!!! It's that good....

Great horror movie

By emmareed702
I don't think people truly understood the meaning behind this movie. People need to consider that possibly Sarah was going insane from the recent accident and medication. You may notice that none of...

The Descent

By tmkurish
I liked and disliked this movie at the same time. For the positive, this horror movie is a completely new idea compared to the same slasher films and remakes that are out. The whole movie is very...

Scary stuff!

By markypula1
Watch this with someone this in the dark...and watch this without distraction..You will jump...scream get angry and best of all be scared throughout...Great tension and suspense..This...


By ben101
Such a great movie I was truly scared and entertained through the whole movie!!!! Of you like horror movies this is a must see for all horror movie fans!!!!!...

Intense Horror Movie

By 619boy531
This movie was pretty sick. I thought it was going to suck, but I was impressed. The plot was very good, it also had good actors. I recommend this to any horror fans. I can't wait for the 2nd one....


By xxkarmaxx
I hated this movie it wuz so f***ing bad and so stupid the telletubbies is more entertaing than this movie in fact watching paint dry is more entertaing than this gay pees of sh*t do not see this...


By dsizzy
this movie left me hanging i dont whats going to happen to the girl or why she let those things kill her friend it was not even scary...

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There's No Escaping The Darkness...

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Rated R | For strong violence/gore and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids A scary gorefest underground. Not for kids.
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