Stupendously exciting and emotionally engulfing... With probing intelligence and passionate feeling, Cameron has raised the adventure film very close to the level of art. show more
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] show more
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] show more
great movie.....held me in suspense and entertained me thru entire lenghth of film..................
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.