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R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Though the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves are some of the least-accessible on Earth, expert diver Frank McGuire (Richard Roxburgh) has explored them for months. On one such expedition, Frank is joined by his teenage son, Josh (Rhys Wakefield), and financier Carl Hurley (Ioan Gruffudd). When a flash flood cuts off their exit, they are caught in a life-or-death situation. With supplies dwindling, the divers must navigate a treacherous labyrinth to find a new escape route or die in the process.

Cast: Richard Roxburgh , Ioan Gruffudd , Rhys Wakefield , Alice Parkinson , Dan Wyllie , Christopher Baker , Nicole Downes , Allison Cratchley

Director: Alister Grierson

Genres: Action, Thriller, Adventure

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Sanctum (2011)

Release Date: February 4th, 2011|1 hr. 49 min.

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critic reviews (10)
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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The movie ultimately reveals itself as a pretender with no balls. Creatively, it's all wet. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Sanctum is by no means a badly made movie, but it has the feel of one of those dramatic re-enactments made exclusively for Imax theaters. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A documentary on the formation of stalagmites would have been more compelling. show more

  • July 31, 2011 dolfina157
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    I loved it! Not a \'feel good\' movie mind you, but a very good movie

  • July 05, 2011 mm00000000052500
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    Pretty good movie, had me sitting on the edge of my seat near the end because of the decisions some of the characters made in the story

  • June 21, 2011 qx00000000093384
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    Id call this a one time watcher. It was pretty good though.

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