The Cave
The Cave (2005)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 26, 2005
DVD Release Date: January 3, 2006
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite its stylized and impressive sets, this horror-monster movie mish-mash suffers from endless cliches and wildly implausible plotlines.

Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

Fright-wise, The Cave is a dry hole.

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Robert Koehler

Feels stunningly familiar as it goes through the rote edicts of the scientific crew vs. toothy beastie formula.

Joshua Starnes

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.

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Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Spare and single-minded, The Cave is an insistently entertaining piece of pulp.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Somewhere deep beneath the Carpathian mountains, something unholy stirs: It's an unspeakable stinker of a movie called The Cave.

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Cole Smithey

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.

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Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post

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.

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Judy Chia Hui Hsu
Seattle Times

The Cave is an over-the-top horror flick with one novel offering: It's shot amid a stunning network of subterranean caverns.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Bland, boring, conventional, cliché, and dumb...

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
vieras esine
If you're into caving and diving, you might get a slight kick out of this. If you're not, then don't bother.
Alex roy
I view The Cave as a bad rip-off of the superior British horror film, The Descent. The Cave basically follows the exact same path, except its a lot less… More
Kevin M. Williams
An intrepid group of underground, underwater cave explorers try their hand in Romania (Dracula territory, a tip off), where they've found a new cave, under… More
Wahida K
I dont know how many similar Movies I have seen and I just cannt believe they go on making the same old stuff till it doesnt make sense any more, it is just to… More
Film Crazy
I quite like this movie ive seen it a few times now and although its certainly not the scariest nor the most fantastic storyline it certaily doesnt promise… More
Dead Angel
Whoa the ending part was seriously mysterious. Are they going to make a second part of this? Hope so. It clearly states that.