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Based on 24 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The Cave is National Geographic mixed with Roger Corman, and by the end you'll probably be wishing you saw "Red Eye" instead. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The screenplay is thin, the dialogue lacks nuance and the acting is often laughable. show more

  • 50
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's not original, but unlike some of this summer's movies (such as The Island and Stealth), The Cave knows its place. Its job is to deliver a few jolty thrills and a couple of laughs and wrap things up before it starts to get too dumb. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The Cave looks pretty cool - if you're into stalagmites, stalactites and that sort of thing -and the action is nonstop once they're in the hole. Unfortunately, there are no reference points in the dark to let us know where everyone is in relation to each other and to the monsters, and, therefore, there's little suspense. show more

  • 30
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    A bottomless pit of lame characters, horror-film cliches and improbable monsters. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Though The Cave really, really tries to be scary from as many directions as possible, it fails to hold much in reserve and never manages to build suspense. show more

  • 38
    Peter Debruge Miami Herald

    Have you ever noticed how it's always the worst horror movies that go really far out of their way to lay the groundwork for a sequel? show more

  • 38
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The writers supply character traits that seem to point toward a pay-off but never reach one. People all end up as tight-lipped, indistinguishable automatons who plummet 50 feet down jagged rocks with scarcely a scratch. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A cheesy, often unintentionally funny, direct-to-video-caliber knockoff of "Aliens" that couldn't be more shallow. show more

  • 25
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It's ultimately just a rigorous personal training film made by people who don't seem to like movies or the people who go to them. show more

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