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Based on 20 Reviews
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  • 50
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    The dialogue, heavy on sarcasm and puncturing insults, never captures the World War II period but sounds ridiculously anachronistic. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    The story offers an interesting twist, but the only really spooky part is when a Benny Goodman record insists on playing without human aid. More scares, please. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Twohy pulls all the strings to create an inventive genre piece. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    As ghost stories go, this one is handled with great subtlety and delicacy. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A movie where the story, like the sub, sometimes seems to be running blind. In its best moments it can evoke fear, and it does a good job of evoking the claustrophobic terror of a little World War II boat. show more

  • 63
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    With more character development this might have been an eerie thriller; with better payoffs, it could have been a thinking man's monster movie. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A substandard attempt to outfit a World War II submarine with every haunted-house cliché known to man and filmmakers. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    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. show more

  • 83
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    In the handsome, haunting submarine thriller Below, the usual perils of deep-sea maneuvers are heightened by psychic unraveling. show more

  • 16
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    An excruciatingly awful thriller. show more

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