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The Descent

Rated R for strong violence/gore and language.

R In Theaters 08/4/2006 , 99min.
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Critic score based on 30 reviews

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May 15, 2013
A movie that not only entertains, and scares, but passes the Bechdel test too!
January 03, 2012
Definitely a good movie. The first thing to know is that this is a suspense movie. This movie takes a LONG time to build up. It spends a lot time crawling through tight tunnels, which was VERY suspenseful. You could feel the claustrophobia yourself. However, if you do not like suspense driven movies (like The Blair Witch Project), then this movie is not for you. But I guarantee that if you stick
August 21, 2011
the only depth in this movie is the cavern. it is awful
October 06, 2009
I loved this movie. The only thing I didn't like was that they jipped the American audience when it came to the ending. The ending that European audience got to see was much better then the ones that we we're shown. We don't need happy endings in order to like a movie.
May 22, 2009
Amazing...This is the WOSE horror film I ever saw in my entire adult life. I knew as soon as 95%of the movie was in the dark. I had no idea what was plot...2 hours of my life wasted. I expected a trick ending...but it made so sense at all.. and I am a horror fan.!!! Rating 0 or minus if I could give it this

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Philadelphia Inquirer
Amid this unrelenting ferocity, Marshall gives his characters emotional depth, and elicits terrific performances from the cast. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
It's made expressly for fans of unmitigated gore. Full Review
Derek Elley
The chills and spills keep comin' to agreeable effect in Brit-made scarefest The Descent. Full Review
James Berardinelli
This one is a creepy white-knuckle excursion into horror, where even the "boo!" moments are so well developed that they cause a jolt. Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
The director of The Descent is savvy enough to suggest even more than he shows. And he's old-school enough to load up on glimpses of good, clean, gruesome gore. Full Review

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