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BELOW

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Below

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
104 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/11/02
performer:
Matthew Davis, Bruce Greenwood, Olivia Williams, Scott Foley, Zach Galifianakis
director:
David Twohy
distributor:
Dimension Films
author:
3692, 71353
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Horror

We gave it a B-

Submarine movies from ”Das Boot” through ”U-571” always have the same elements — the claustrophobic denseness, the salty crew, the thrill of a hull-popping descent; they’ve almost become fetishistic. ”Below” doesn’t disappoint — director David Twohy (”Pitch Black”) wields every creak, clank, and moan like a master of atmosphere (do yourself a favor and watch the DVD on a decent home theater for the full effect). If only all of that sound and fury signified something: The grafted-on ghost story leaves a nimble cast submerged beneath lots of spook, and the little substance present is floating just out of arm’s reach.

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