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Open Water Reviews

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May 5, 2020
An unjustly forgotten shark movie of the highest, nerve-shredding calibre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 8, 2018
Open Water is being touted as one of the most frightening films to chomp into your psyche for a long time, but either I'm secretly being fed sedatives or this is a case of good old hype meets collective hysteria.
January 1, 2011
Intense relationship story isn't for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2009
Scary, tense, atmospheric, and well acted...
September 27, 2006
Kentis and Lau have labored to make an almost documentary-style film. It's meant to make us feel like we are really there, and to a large extent it succeeds.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 18, 2005
"Open Water" works on many levels, chief among them as an examination of isolation, worry, terror, and the dread that can accompany the unknown.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 16, 2005
In the end, the film is a cheat. The scares don't work and well, really, there's nothing else there to work.
June 26, 2005
Open Water depends on the audience to be able to vicariously place themselves in the situation at hand, and if you can do that, you're in for a nerve-frying treat.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 26, 2005
Lo mismo ya lo dijo, mucho mejor, Steven Spielberg hace 30 años.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2005
'Creatividad y un guión inteligente reemplazan la falta de presupuesto para crear un producto de buena calidad'
| Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2005
A horrifying meditation on how contentment can lull us into complacency, detachment, and ultimately, absolute isolation.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
March 7, 2005
Low-budget and sparse, but very effective.
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
March 3, 2005
Uses a minimalist budget, a vast outdoor setting, a very small cast, and a narrative that meticulously builds a pervasive sense of dread without giving too much away
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2005
Un exercice minimaliste satisfaisant, mais vite oublié.
| Original Score: C+
February 7, 2005
Sure to push the buttons of anyone with a shark phobia.
| Original Score: B
January 3, 2005
The sharks were bad enough but who would have thought a jellyfish could be so frightening?
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December 28, 2004
[It's] perhaps the most boring thriller you will ever see that will still manage to thrill you like crazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2004
[Creates] the steadily mounting feeling that something could go terribly wrong at any moment, both in front of and behind the camera.
December 1, 2004
It's the influence of Reality TV that has made Open Water's naturalistic suffering (and crippling literal-mindedness) seem like acceptable escapism.
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October 23, 2004
Funciona não apenas como um suspense exemplar, mas principalmente como um estudo sobre a fragilidade do Homem diante da Natureza e sobre a maneira com que enxergamos a morte.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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