What Lies Beneath Synopsis
Dr. Spencer betrays his wife and a year later she comes for his wife.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A classy supernatural lady-in-distress thriller.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
A few scenes indulge in overstated hokum or thriller clichés, but Pfeiffer is first-rate and several sequences are suspenseful enough...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Goes Hitchcock one better by imagining what it would be like if the master had the advantage of digital technology.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Bears the weight of too many genres jostling for screen time.
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Ford and Pfeiffer deliver craftsmanlike work, but the film steadily unravels as Zemeckis tries to ratchet up the suspense.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
There is one good, legitimate scare in Robert Zemeckis' quasi-ghost thriller What Lies Beneath, and that's just not enough for a movie that...
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50

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Startlingly shallow even for a summer movie.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Never reaches much beyond the surface, and what lies there is all too predictable.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Dumb, dumb, dumb - borrowing scare tactics from Hitchcock and other suspense masters, but forgetting basic story.telling essentials such as...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The scares are Hichcock hand-me-downs.
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Amazing Thriller

By MongrolMan
This movie is a classic in my books. Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford own this movie and pulled me through the whole plot and I am still spooked each time I watch it. Amazing...

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What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Cross between Fatal Attraction, Poltergeist.
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