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PG-13 In Theaters 08/8/1989 , 140min.
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July 17, 2011
great movie.....held me in suspense and entertained me thru entire lenghth of film..................
July 17, 2011
A very well thought out screenplay. A very moving drowning scene. The old version had a somewhat confusing ending. The new version adds meaning to the ending. This movie is in the top five of my favorites.
July 17, 2011
Great Movie

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A firstrate underwater suspenser with an otherworldly twist, The Abyss suffers from a payoff unworthy of its buildup. Full Review
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
The Abyss is at its best during such moments of reverie-when the abstract metaphors and the unique physicality of the deep sea setting come together to produce powerful, unvoiced meanings. The film does have its beckoning depths; what it needs is a more polished surface. [9 Aug 1989, Tempo, p.1] Full Review
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
The Abyss' isn't abysmal, but it's a replay of hits we've already seen - a recycled "close encounters of the wet kind'' with far too few ideas of its own. [18 Aug 1989, Arts, p.10] Full Review
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Before this voyage plummets into Stevie Spielberg's locker, the human stuff is more than worth the descent. Full Review
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
Both Mastrantonio and Harris are terrific, never missing a beat, always convincing, even when playing the most extreme emotions. [9 Aug 1989, Daily Datebook, p.E1] Full Review

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