What Lies Beneath
What Lies Beneath (2000)

It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer betrayed his beautiful wife Claire. But with Claire oblivious to the truth and the affair over, Norman's life and marriage seem perfect--so perfect that when Claire tells him of hearing… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 21, 2000
DVD Release Date: January 30, 2001
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Robert Zemeckis is unable to salvage an uncompelling and unoriginal film.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

For the audience, the picture is basically a 2-hour-and-10-minute chance to watch a major director and his leads in an exercise of self-indulgence.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Essentially, it's claptrap.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It's ultimately impossible not to label What Lies Beneath as a missed opportunity that could and should have been much, much better...

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

What lies beneath What Lies Beneath are the good bones of Alfred Hitchcock.

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Paul Clinton (CNN.com)

It does have its moments, and the talent involved is impressive.

Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

With What Lies Beneath, Zemeckis finally combines his fondness for fright flicks with the character-driven drama of his best work, and the result is one doozy of a ghost story.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A classy supernatural lady-in-distress thriller.

Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Ford is top-billed, but it's Pfeiffer's movie and she's very good.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Cross between Fatal Attraction, Poltergeist.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
Man this movie dragged for me. I could not stay interested long enough to be interested in the story.
Chris Weber
This film has a plot typical of silly b-movie supernatural thrillers, but, thanks to some good effects, decent performances, and some sharp direction, this… More
Kevin M. Williams
In this no-bones-about-it homage to Hitchcock, Director Robert Zemekis adds a touch of the supernatural to the Master's usual game of confusing… More
Christopher Alcock
What Lies Beneath is a chilling paranormal thriller, supported by a fantastic cast that left me nervously watching on as events unfold. Its easy to see how the… More
Alex roy
What Lies Beneath has an interesting concept with a good cast. Director Robert Zemeckis crafts a good ghost story here, and manages to keep the thrills and… More
xGary Xx
The wife of a work obsessed academic becomes convinced that the ghost of a dead girl is inhabiting their new home. What Lies Beneath has all the hallmarks of a… More