Underwater

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  • Underwater's strong cast and stylish direction aren't enough to distract from the strong sense of déjà vu provoked by this claustrophobic thriller's derivative story.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    The Abyss meets Aliens with a bit of The Poseidon Adventure, a lot of Pacific Rim and a dash of The Meg in this subaquatic sci-fi that offers nothing more than the sum of its references.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    As viewers of this dreck, we could teach the earth's crust a few things about being deeply bored.
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    David JenkinsLittle White Lies
    Instantly forgettable.
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    Philip De SemlyenTime Out
    The plot is 'The Abyss'-lite, the horror beats feel cadged from 'Alien' and the seafood-looking CG monsters appear to have been liberated from a bin outside Iceland.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    There's no better feeling than starting the New Year right with an affectionate, action-packed genre picture.
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    Jake WilsonThe Age (Australia)
    The dream-like atmosphere must be partly intentional, if the recurring Alice in Wonderland references are anything to go by -- though it also seems like a result of sheer indifference to the many gaps in the script.
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    Tom BeasleyVultureHound
    Settles into a rather dull rhythm of characters looking at each other with frightened faces while they wander about in the dark.
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    Stephen A. RussellThe New Daily (Australia)
    Mainlining an 'Alien, but with big fish' vibe, what Underwater lacks in originality it makes up for in lean, mean menace.
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    Scott WeinbergThrillist
    Yes we've seen this story before, but when it's re-told this damn well, you can sign me up every time.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    If you want a horror flick with memorable characters and a solid plot, then you'll have to look elsewhere.
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