Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation | Release Date: August 9, 1989
7.8
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Generally favorable reviews based on 71 Ratings
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YoonMinC.Oct 21, 2003
Before Cameron sank the Titanic he made this silly movie about people duking it out far below ocean depths which opportuned him to come up with some impressive underwater effects. The central problem is the mindless plot, the stupid Before Cameron sank the Titanic he made this silly movie about people duking it out far below ocean depths which opportuned him to come up with some impressive underwater effects. The central problem is the mindless plot, the stupid violence, and worst of all, the flaky deep sea civilization that's something like Close Encounters of the Underwater Kind. The director's cut has an ending so preachy and hokey one wonders if Cameron is really this stupid or so shamelessly manipulative. Cool effects in the service of newage airheadedness. Expand
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BobM.Aug 22, 2003
Sleeper. Didn't like it in my youth or now. Interesting in very few ways. Nice effects. Rent it for a quiet evening when you'll barely pay attention to the movie (quiet evening at home with your lover.)
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Film_Fanatic_15Nov 24, 2010
The true wonder of the movie seems to take a direct nosedive toward the abyss after temporarily becoming a long war crime drama. Special effects will grab anyone's attention, especially in 1989's case. The characters: developed. Romance:The true wonder of the movie seems to take a direct nosedive toward the abyss after temporarily becoming a long war crime drama. Special effects will grab anyone's attention, especially in 1989's case. The characters: developed. Romance: average. Action is "average" as well. The plotline is the center of attention, and it wouldn't be much of a movie without it. James Cameron's vision of aliens under the sea are not what you would expect. They appear like giant electric sea creatures that are distorted in a way, making the line hazy between a giant sea creature never before discovered and something that actually came from space. By the end, everyone could be thinking "entertainment under the surface, who knew?" Expand
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