Dark Water
Dark Water (2005)

Directed by Walter Salles Jr., this remake of Hideo Nakata's supernatural psychological drama Honogurai Mizuno Soko Kara revolves around the plight of a single mother (Jennifer Connelly) whose messy divorce and subsequent battle for the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 26, 2005
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Critic Score
46%
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User Score
28%



Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: All the atmospherics in Dark Water can't make up for the lack of genuine scares.

Ed Halter
Village Voice

It fails to deliver the narrative thrill twists its origins would promise.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Dark Water has more substance and a more interesting look than many horror films, but the familiar elements of the story disappoint.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

The supporting characters, in fact, are the most enjoyable part of the film, often more enjoyable than Connelly or Gade, each taking great advantage of their scenes to create real people in a short space of time.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Like so many recent thrillers of this ilk, many of them in some way exploiting the 'innocence' of childhood -- the dumb and unpleasant Hide and Seek springs to mind -- Dark Water falls apart in the wind-down.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Working from a premise that's not only thin but transparent, Salles struggles mightily to generate tension in any other way possible.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Evolves from a supernatural mystery to a truly sad tragedy...

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A tasteful but unremitting bummer and yet one more case of an Oscar-winning actress proving that she can still do the kinds of disposable movies big awards are supposedly meant to banish from your rÚsume forever.

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David Edelstein
Slate

This is an eerie, relentlessly grim, invasive little movie -- a tone poem of despair that seeps into you like the damp.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Esteemed Brazilian director Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries") falls flat on his face on his first Hollywood outing with a horror movie that will bore you to tears.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
MisterYoda ?
two stars
EightThirty .
15/07/2010 (DVD) This is not your typical "BOO!!" type of horror but more of a psychological "mess with your head" flick. I personally… More
Candy Rose
Psychological thriller starring Jennifer Connolly. After a nasty divorce and custody battle of her daughter, mother and daughter move to an old apartment which… More
Film Crazy
i sort of liked this movie i liked its twists and turns and is an alrght movie!
Albert Kim
DUN DUN, DUN DUN, DUN DUN.... the end.
Dean McKenna
This US film of 2002 Japanese version remake does strike the right chords more often than not, and provides a lot of touching, sad moments. The acting is… More

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