DESCENT: Alex Bailey
Tanner Stransky
January 09, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Descent

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
99 minutes
Wide Release Date
08/04/06
performer
Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
director
Neil Marshall
distributor
Lions Gate Films
author
Neil Marshall
genre
Sci-fi and Fantasy, Horror

We gave it an A

U.S. viewers were robbed: British director Neil Marshall’s spelunking shriekfest The Descent lost about a minute at the end, making its dark, trippy vibe less extreme. Now we get all the shadowy horror of six muscle-laced women’s underground encounter with an infuriated clan of ”crawlers.” Want the less-deadly theatrical experience? Stop the disc at 1:34:15.

EXTRAS The revise tested better in the States. Says Marshall: It ”offers a degree of hope,” which seems less a comment on his creative compromise than on our tastes.

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