Below (2002)

Reflecting studio executives' taste for material that crosses genres, this film from director David Twohy and co-screenwriter Darren Aronofsky mixes the war movie and supernatural thriller genres. After they rescue a trio of survivors… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 11, 2002
DVD Release Date: March 11, 2003
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Below is a creepy, claustrophobic exercise in style.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The film has enough spooky momentum and good actors to keep it going.

Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Alive with creepy, menacing flair.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

We get the sense that Twohy wants to push this movie to the limits but eases up in the last minutes and tends to resort to old horror clichés...

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

An enjoyable, if occasionally flawed, experiment.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Twohy's overwrought, comic-book theatrics work against him, as does the hokey script.

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Michael Dequina

A subtly eerie mood piece.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It's not original enough.

Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle

The reason Below gets beneath your skin is that the scriptwriters know what most current horror filmmakers never learned: Fear is an emotion, not a visceral response.

Scott Weinberg

A well-crafted and criminally underrated Underwater Ghost Story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Solid thriller set on a sub during WWII. It was actually quite good. Was surprised by this movie I had never heard of.
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Six hundred feet beneath the surface terror runs deep"</i> In the dark silence of the sea during World War II, the submarine U.S.S.… More
Carlos Magalhães
Twohy does a great job (mainly in the first hour) to slowly build an absorbing mystery in this claustrophobic mix of horror and war movie (like Das Boot meets… More
Melvin White
A very ineffective supernatural thriller. I thought it would be a little better since Arronofsky's name was attached to it, but I was wrong. The cast was… More
Stuart Brooks
Good mixture of horror and war. Spooky goings on aboard a submarine during WWII, which is being stalked by a German destroyer as well as whatever is on board… More
Japes .
Great movie. It's got suspense, intense moments, good acting, solid plot, and it's actually scary. The plot was pretty straight forward after… More