Ghosts of the Abyss
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This hour-long feature, edited down from 900 hours of footage, is both a technical marvel and a heartfelt memorial to those who died when the ship sank in 1912."
‑ Ted Shen, Chicago Reader
"One of the rare Imax movies in which the 3-D effects are completely melded into the picture, rather than simply used as a gimmick."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"If you see only one James Cameron-directed movie about theTitanic -and you should - see the one that doesn't star Kate and Leo."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"I wouldn't call "Ghosts of the Abyss" a compelling documentary or even an artistic one. It's more like a visit to a museum-in this case, one that's 12,500 feet below the surface."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"This is a brilliant showcase for IMAX and Cameron who offer an entertaining and fascinating glimpse of history to us all."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"It may not have the organisation of 'art', but it's quite some postcard."
‑ , Time Out
"Aside from his CGI ghostcraft unwittingly co-opting Pat O'Neill's last feature, Cameron is entirely predictable in a marines T-shirt, exhorting, 'Next stop, Titanic -- rock 'n' roll!'"
‑ Edward Crouse, Village Voice
"A bit slow-going and strangely emotionless at times. But Bill Paxton's nervous expressions add humor, and the film's jaw-dropping glimpse at the Titanic are powerful, to say the least."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Go and marvel at this spectacular piece of visual history; it's 60 minutes very well spent."
‑ Alice Tynan, Concrete Playground
"Despite Paxton's whooping every time a new artefact comes on screen, it's hard to be constantly excited about watching a bunch of rusty, decayed junk -- historic and three-dimensional though it may be."
‑ Olly Richards, Empire Magazine
"Cameron, who produced and directed it, does a visually splendid job, though what he has fashioned comes down to a logistical footnote to his great, primal, heart-of- the-ocean blockbuster."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Ghosts of the Abyss is an incredible experience that will further enhance our century-long fascination with the Titanic."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"James Cameron's latest memorial to the spirit that exists mournfully and sadly in utter silence as the effects of time and salinity slowly and inexorably take their toll."
‑ Jules Brenner, Cinema Signals
"What's the point of this documentary?"
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Cameron has gone from shaping the zeitgeist to spoonfeeding it"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
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