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Dark Water Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    52

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    The new version is out of scale with the basic premise -- too much rain, too much water, too much doom, gloom and intricate eccentricity.

  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    With his stirring visual sense very much intact here, Salles sets the creepy mood eloquently, but the picture -- ultimately fails to reward all the little shivers with any satisfying jolts.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Dark Water has more substance and a more interesting look than many horror films, but the familiar elements of the story disappoint.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A shudder-by-numbers pseudo-J-horror gothic, full of supernatural stunts you feel as if you've seen before the movie even gets to them.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Most important, I cared about the Jennifer Connelly character; she is not a horror heroine, but an actress playing a mother faced with horror. There is a difference, and because of that difference, Dark Water works.

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