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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
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  • 30
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    Beneath gets capsized as much by its knuckleheaded script as by its somewhat risible giant flesh-eating fish. show more

  • 63
    Simon Abrams

    Ultimately, Beneath is better than your average Roger Corman clone because it is more serious than trivial. show more

  • 50
    Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine

    Its stance toward every dipshit slasher and creature-horror flick that's come before it never feels less than casually hostile. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

    Although Fessenden does fine work shooting his equivalent of Lifeboat, the movie’s surface is often rough. Yet the title doesn’t just refer to what lurks in the lake’s still water. It’s a guide to where Beneath’s substance lies, the acid heart inside its plastic chest. show more

  • 50
    Noel Murray The Dissolve

    As routine and undercooked as Beneath’s one-wet-corpse-after-another plot is, the movie is still breathtakingly beautiful at times, with compositions and color tones that resemble a high-class fashion-magazine layout circa 1965. show more

  • 60
    Michael Atkinson Village Voice

    Beneath may be an earnest goof, but any intended irony is so spiked with rainy-day-matinee movie love that the result is an oddly guileless horror exercise, unscary but rather adorable. show more

  • 40
    Scott Foundas Variety

    That sly toying with audience sympathies is, alas, all that’s notable about this otherwise poverty-row quickie produced for the Chiller cable network. show more

  • 20
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    Though the young actors...are appealing enough, you keep waiting for a boatful of humor to come along and rescue them. The whole film is a campy put-on, right? Apparently not. show more

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