Dark Water
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An economically disadvantaged woman undergoes an ugly custody battle for her daughter, which descends into a supernatural maelstrom.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"About as frightening as a soggy diaper."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"So much of Dark Water is contrived that it defies the mind to try to make sense of it."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"With extremely heavy echoes of his own 1998 film Ringu, Nakata is on subtle creep-out form here rather than big horror movie mode."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The picture is melancholy remembrance and its sources of fear are intimate and brilliant."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Benefits from having an undercurrent of sadness, which makes it feel quite similar to the ghost stories in Kwaidan."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
"Um terror bem construído que não quer apenas provocar sustos passageiros, mas sim estabelecer um clima de tensão constante e personagens com os quais realmente nos importemos."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"just beneath its surface horror this film conceals a deep reservoir of tragedy, addressing themes like family breakdown, isolation, abandonment, and - something of a taboo in Japan - the terrible legacy of mental illness."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
"...while Dark Water isn't a complete wash (no pun intended), watched side-by-side with Ringu, it ultimately comes off as a pale successor."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"He [Nakata] wants us to absorb, to feel a location, and to understand the plight of the characters before he goes any further."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
"To date, the scariest movie I've ever seen."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, LYTRules.com
"A horror movie that sits there and drags and seems very full of itself, and is based on the premise that puddles are scary. They're not."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
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