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  • Summary: Miles of twisting catacombs lie beneath the streets of Paris, the eternal home to countless souls. When a team of explorers ventures into the uncharted maze of bones, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 23
  2. Negative: 8 out of 23
  1. Aug 29, 2014
    72
    The film’s finely tuned middle act, a fast-paced and quick-witted journey into (possible) madness, eventually gives way to an unsettlingly over the top final section that relies far too much on larger setpieces and supposed “big scares” that are never as good as the smaller, weirder stuff.
  2. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Sep 4, 2014
    63
    Novel enough to be worth the price of admission, but you'll think twice before getting back in line for a second visit.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Risley
    Aug 25, 2014
    60
    Boasts sporadically electrifying visuals but a frustratingly messy mythology.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Aug 28, 2014
    40
    There are some interestingly contrived moments of claustrophobia and surreal lunacy, but this cliched and slightly hand-me-down script neither scares nor amuses very satisfyingly.
  5. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Sep 3, 2014
    40
    While its characters attempt to go deeper, As Above/So Below’s stabs at scares and sentiment only seem that much shallower.
  6. 38
    It’s more unpleasant than scary, and ever so slow in getting up to speed.
  7. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Aug 30, 2014
    10
    An entertainment-free sinkhole of Dramamine-worthy nonsense.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 38
  2. Negative: 11 out of 38
  1. Dec 26, 2014
    10
    Stupid horror movies are boring; this one isn't stupid. It tries to establish its own mythology and sticks to it. Though the mythos isn't theStupid horror movies are boring; this one isn't stupid. It tries to establish its own mythology and sticks to it. Though the mythos isn't the best thing since sliced bread, I did appreciate the filmmakers giving it their best shot. This film is like a terrifying version of the abyss shot with headcams. They just keep going deeper and deeper into the depths of the underworld and it's a wild ride. It's worth watching once. I watched "sinister" last night, and in contrast, this flick was worlds better. The monsters were actually scary instead of some idiot wearing a tuxedo. Don't listen to people giving as above so below 0 scores because they obviously aren't bright enough to recognize what a real scary movie should be like. Expand
  2. Jan 14, 2015
    9
    Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Had very tense and gripping moments.

    One of the better horror movies with an interesting story that keeps
    Thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Had very tense and gripping moments.

    One of the better horror movies with an interesting story that keeps you thinking! The metascore is a joke
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  3. Aug 31, 2014
    8
    As Above So Below is a decent incarnation of the book it was based off of, Legion of Dwellers. The key difference between As Above So BelowAs Above So Below is a decent incarnation of the book it was based off of, Legion of Dwellers. The key difference between As Above So Below and Legion of Dwellers, is that the book was written toward a young adult audience, and it probably won't disappoint you in the end. Go here to view the similarities. theplaintivepoet.blogspot (As Above So Below verse Legion of Dwellers) Expand
  4. Sep 7, 2014
    6
    Not bad at all for a found footage film. It only lost me slightly around the halfway mark when the literal happenings gave way to theNot bad at all for a found footage film. It only lost me slightly around the halfway mark when the literal happenings gave way to the fantastical. I do think the cast was pretty fun to watch. Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2014
    5
    This pretty good premise had promise until the **** ending. The movie was good until it tried too hard to be unique. The movie is actually oneThis pretty good premise had promise until the **** ending. The movie was good until it tried too hard to be unique. The movie is actually one of the better unofficial "found footage" genre movies, sadly. The beginning has it's flaws, but the pace and story of the stone is actually pretty well done. There's this stone called "Philosophers Stone" (KIND of a copy of Harry Potter) that is suppose to basically heal and give the owner internal life....basically harry potter. Scarlet finds out that the stone is in Paris and they go after it. Well this is where things are actually pretty good. Creepy things happen in the Catacombs. The good thing about this movie is the one fact that plague a lot of found footage movies "why are you still filming". They move the camera onto a head light, like a go camera. So "still filming" doesn't go through the audience's minds...well that's a small good thing about the movie. After half way through the movie, the story of the stone is quite stupid and turns into a backwards and confusing premise....that's really awkwardly pretentious. Its nothing to watch in theaters....just watch it on Netflix when it arrive there in the future...just don't stay for the ending. Overall I didn't thing it was god awful, but the movie is too confusing and pretentious for its own good. 5.8 Expand
  6. Sep 12, 2014
    3
    The same horror movie tricks every F*****g movie for the last 20 years! they need to lay off the indistry for a few years and come up with aThe same horror movie tricks every F*****g movie for the last 20 years! they need to lay off the indistry for a few years and come up with a GOOD idea AND story. Expand
  7. Nov 24, 2014
    0
    this is the most boring and non-scary low budget movie I have ever seen..... So glad I didn't have to pay to go see this movie in the theaterthis is the most boring and non-scary low budget movie I have ever seen..... So glad I didn't have to pay to go see this movie in the theater If you like horror movies you'll probably won't like it. The plot is nonsensical Expand

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