Below

User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
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  1. Oct 8, 2010
    8
    Well, here again we have a situation where critics have completely and utterly failed to identify a good film. 'Below' is, from beginning to end, a fully convincing and gripping movie, with great acting, intelligent scripting, masterfully done camera work, and a truly chilling and claustrophobic atmosphere. To be fair, it does also suffer from the problems usually associated with ghostWell, here again we have a situation where critics have completely and utterly failed to identify a good film. 'Below' is, from beginning to end, a fully convincing and gripping movie, with great acting, intelligent scripting, masterfully done camera work, and a truly chilling and claustrophobic atmosphere. To be fair, it does also suffer from the problems usually associated with ghost stories; namely, little actual payoff to accompany the buildup and suspense, and supernatural explanations that can seem a little...well...trite and hokey. Still, 'Below' is a gripping, unsettling, and ultimately immensely enjoyable experience, and one that doesn't require you to check your brain at the door. If you people are finally sick of the hackneyed torture porn garbage that we've been fed for the last 5 or 6 years, why don't you give this movie a try? Expand
  2. Jovi
    Oct 17, 2002
    7
    It's been a while since a good scare film was made. A chill fest aboard a WW2 submarine with solid acting and diologue. This is a smart film worthy of an October release and it promisses to scare. My only problem is the last quarter of the film. It slows down and drags. It loses the momentum it establishes from the begining. Worth seeing, but if you want a good scare then foreing It's been a while since a good scare film was made. A chill fest aboard a WW2 submarine with solid acting and diologue. This is a smart film worthy of an October release and it promisses to scare. My only problem is the last quarter of the film. It slows down and drags. It loses the momentum it establishes from the begining. Worth seeing, but if you want a good scare then foreing films are the way to go. Japan's Ring and China's The Eye will scare the hell out of you. Expand
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Twohy pulls all the strings to create an inventive genre piece.
  2. 50
    Twohy and co-screenwriters Darren Aronofsky and Lucas Sussman don't show their hand until late in the film, but by that time, Below has grown slack and silly.
  3. 50
    Situations don't come much more claustrophobic, and if the payoff doesn't quite live up to the build-up, the film is still an enjoyable exercise in claustrophobic suspense.