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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    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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    Jim Schembri3AW
    Praise be to the Goddess of Good Timing who has smiled down upon Kristen Stewart by delivering unto us Underwater, a nifty, tense little underwater action thriller that will erase at least some of the memory of Charlie's Angels.
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    Peter GrayBrisbanista
    There's moments of genuine thrill peppered throughout but, sadly, this sinks more than it swims.
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    Grant WatsonFiction Machine
    It is, all in all, a straight-forward monster movie. If you enjoy the genre, then you will likely enjoy the film.
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    Vicky RoachDaily Telegraph (Australia)
    There is nothing in Underwater that we haven't seen done before. But the action is tense, the atmosphere suitably claustrophobic, and as a star vehicle for Stewart, the film is remarkably sturdy.
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    Luke ParkerDr. Filmlove's Film Reviews and Ratings
    Its current proudly flows in the same direction as Hollywood's greatest and quirkiest monster movies.
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    Cain Noble-DaviesFILMINK (Australia)
    It should not be possible to make K-Stew v. Cthulhu dull to sit through, but these guys seem to have managed it.
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    Fico CangianoCineXpress
    Kristen Stewart's smooth performance isn't enough to save this "Alien but underwater" action romp. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Carey-Ann PawseyOrca Sound
    The thrill of seeing Kristen Stewart run around occasionally in her underwear does wear off and then you are left with those awful monsters.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    The jump scares are all wet in "Underwater," a waterlogged "Alien" clone that is as narratively perplexing as it is visually incoherent.
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