The Cave
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Terror lurks deep beneath the surface of the Earth in this thriller. While on a dig in a Romanian forest, a group of scientists make a startling find -- they find a huge abbey, dating back to the 13th Century, which was built over the entrance to a massive network of subterranean caves. Eager to learn what lurks within the caves, the scientists discover to their peril that a large part of the cave system is under water. Undeterred, the remaining scientists hire a team of American spelunkers who are trained in exploring underwater caves, led by brothers Jack (Cole Hauser) and Tyler (Eddie… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fright-wise, The Cave is a dry hole."
‑ Scott Brown, Entertainment Weekly
"Feels stunningly familiar as it goes through the rote edicts of the scientific crew vs. toothy beastie formula."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"Bland, boring, conventional, cliché, and dumb..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"...a dull, thoroughly unpleasant horror flick..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Some things, like this movie, are best left undiscovered."
‑ Chris Carle, IGN Movies
"Spare and single-minded, The Cave is an insistently entertaining piece of pulp."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"The Cave is a decently crafted but unoriginal and uninspiring creature feature with a few moments of true entertainment that the rest of the film never matches up to."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"About what you'd expect from a low budget, B-movie destined to reside among the direct-to-video releases at Blockbuster and the Saturday night features on the Sci-Fi Channel."
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
"...despite its shortcomings, The Cave does deliver on some of its promises."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"If you like cold, dark, claustrophobic spaces, I highly recommend you go rediscover The Abyss. If that doesn't work, just go hole yourself up in a closet!"
‑ Michael Szymanski, Sci-Fi Weekly
"The Cave isn't just a bad movie, it's a very, very, very bad movie, so bad that it can't even redeem itself by turning into high camp."
‑ Teresa Wiltz, Washington Post
"Replete with winged undersea cave monsters, unlikely mountain climbing heroics and a mutating microbe that turns its victims into creatures-in-waiting "The Cave" is a paint-by-numbers thriller lacking in pigment."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"O roteiro é ridículo, mas o filme consegue criar algumas seqüências tensas. Ainda assim, empalidece frente ao ótimo (e similar) The Descent."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The monsters show up and it becomes another run-of-the-mill creature feature, only one that's more dimly lit than usual because of the setting."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"I wouldn't even encourage movie-goers who adore this type of film to give it a try because you'd be much better off renting anything from the action section of your favorite video store."
‑ Stina Chyn, Film Threat
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