The Tunnel

critic Reviews

, 75% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    James BerardinelliReelViews
    There are times when a less-is-more approach results in gripping entertainment and The Tunnel is one such example.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    The Tunnel may be shrouded in blistering embers and fumes, but it never loses sight of the victims and helpers, of whom there are many.
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    Beatrice LoayzaNew York Times
    [A] formulaic, but sufficiently diverting thriller...
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Mark HansonSlant Magazine
    The film lacks for the methodically escalating stakes that makes the best examples of the genre so entertaining.
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    Dennis HarveyVariety
    Solidly crafted if a bit uninspired, Pål Øie's thriller is like a horizontal, colder, sootier "Towering Inferno" minus the all-star-cast, though their soap-operatics are intact.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    I can well imagine a Hollywood remake, though this might well accentuate the existing tendency to cliche and a glib ending.
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    Jonathan W. HickmanThe Newnan Times-Herald
    "The Tunnel" is a worthy addition to the small subterranean genre.
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    Don Shanahan25YL (25 Years Later)
    "The Tunnel" dangles human vulnerability and fortitude in balanced portions.
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    Christopher Llewellyn ReedFilm Festival Today
    All in all, then, it's far from a masterpiece, but it holds our interest.
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    Brian OrndorfBlu-ray.com
    "The Tunnel" isn't chaotic, but it's suspenseful, with Oie carefully escalating the central crisis, paying attention to personal relationships, not visual effects, along the way.
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