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A fun-filled getaway for four teenagers becomes a season in Hell in this tense British thriller. Liz Dunn (Thora Birch) is a student at an exclusive private school who is head over heels for Mike Steel (Desmond Harrington), a handsome classmate whose father is a well-known American rock star. Liz, however, is self-conscious about her looks and is convinced Mike would rather be with the prettier girls in her class. Liz is also unenthusiastic about an upcoming field trip, in which she and the other students will have to camp out for three days while studying local geography. Liz confesses her… More

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"Has a good ambiguous premise but comes apart when it must reach a conclusion if its protagonist, Liz Dunn (Thora Birch), is a psychopath or a victim."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Sem provocar grandes sustos ou estabelecer um bom clima de tensão, este é um filme sem propósito definido. Além disso, a história é rasa e a direção de Hamm, burocrática."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Somehow, long after our sympathies have shrivelled up, Birch is able to squeeze another drop of compassion out of the tube."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Una buena opción, una cinta interesante, bien lograda, y con giros gratos respecto al suspenso clásico de adolescentes al que estamos acostumbrados..."
‑ Alex Ramirez, Cinenganos
"When we finally come to hear and understand what probably did happen down in the hole, it's more elaborately ridiculous than the first story we heard."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"The last 45-minutes of The Hole are so entertaining, so creepy that it's easy to forget how lame the first hour is."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Has similar premise to "Blair Witch 2", but also has better acting and a plot that makes sense"
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"you get the feeling the actors are hoping their characters will die soon so they can get off the set, fast."
‑ Christopher Null,
"An adolescent adventure that goes disastrously wrong for the protagonists - and, quite frequently, the audience."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"The qualities which made [Birch] flourish in that multi-Oscar-winner [American Beauty] are still abundantly clear."
‑ Michael Thomson,
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