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What Lies Beneath Review

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

  • 3.0

    out of 100

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

  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Never reaches much beyond the surface, and what lies there is all too predictable.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Bears the weight of too many genres jostling for screen time.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Cross between Fatal Attraction, Poltergeist.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie may scare young teens, especially those without much exposure to the conventions of horror movies. Younger teens may also be concerned about the marital conflicts and adultery displayed in the film. The movie has sexual references and situations, brief strong language, and many scenes of peril, suspense, and betrayal.

  • Families can talk about whether they believe in the supernatural, and what they might do if they felt a ghost had moved into their home. Some teens will be interested in finding out about the paranormal research facilities at Duke. Families could also talk about the way that all actions have consequences, on a psychological level, if not a supernatural one.

What to watch for
  • violence false4

    Violence: Some lot of tension, characters in peril, scary surprises, discussions of murder.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations, references to adultery.

  • language false3

    Language: Brief strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking.