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1 h 34 min2020X-RayHDRUHD15
Researchers fight to survive after an earthquake hits their underwater lab.
William Eubank
Science Fiction
English [CC]
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4.0 out of 5 stars

4710 global ratings

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Annie81Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 June 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
A middle and an end but no beginning
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5 stars to the people who put together the trailer, it really hooks the audience but the actual movie is dull. It starts with Kristen Stewart's character giving a tedious monologue and then goes straight in to where the underwater rig starts to fall apart. I was expecting that perhaps the movie might jump back in time to give context or show relationships between characters but it just continues. None of the six characters have any depth to them or show a connection to each. The set at times, looks like a scene from Red Dwarf and cheaply made. The script is almost comical with random sarcasm, statements and a toy bunny...still not sure what this was about. If I was you, I wouldn't pay for this movie.
28 people found this helpful
Mr. M. D. EgeeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 June 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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This is essentially a modern day retelling of 'The Call of Cthulhu' and its brilliant. Lovecraft is a very untapped resource in modern film, thus its great to see something be developed in the mythos with a budget about it.

It captures the feeling and fear of being trapped 7 miles under the sea, with interesting creature design and a likeable cast. I'd highly recommend for fans of horror/sci-fi or you are generally just a fan of the cosmic horror mythos.
13 people found this helpful
Thomas HarrisonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 June 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
The guy that edited the trailer should get an Oscar
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Absolute tripe. Don’t bother
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Jack TorranceReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 June 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Free your mind......
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If you come at Underwater from a stand point of "this can't be any good", then you might enjoy it! Lowering expectations is the best way here. Anyone who has seen Deepstar Six has already seen this film. It's probably the closest to it. Closer than Alien or Leviathan that's for sure.

The set up for me was good. I know people don't like slow character development, they need it up front and in your face at the beginning to feel for them. But this plays with intrigue straight away. Why is Kristen Stewart holding an unrevealed keepsake so tightly as if it's connected to her survival? I wanted to find out! It was a great tactic to keep me watching. If I had the bog standard, boring "crew around the table at dinner" scenes before if I would not have cared.

The only thing that took me out of it and takes me out of any film is preaching. I don't want to hear that we dug too deep and the earth is fighting against us. Not interested and it's a lazy explanation tool. But it's only one line of dialogue so I just ignored it.

Another problem I had was possibly because I've seen Deepstar Six and many other clones, was the ending was signposted a mile off. Surviving characters were obvious and the order of deaths was also obvious if we look at it from an 80's film point of view.... I think it used this mould to subvert modern horror expectations.

Kristen Stewart is actually a solid actor. I think people write her off because of Twilight but she's grown up now and her work speaks for itself. Most of the acting was pretty good except for Miller who should never be cast in anything again and *SPOILER* I was chuffed to bits when he dies. I would have left him to die right at the beginning the useless waste of space. He can't act and he isn't funny.

As far as the streaming version goes, it's a prime example of why we should keep physical media alive. It's very dark so it produces a ton of banding and artifacts. It's nothing to do with my kit because I don't run anything else on the internet while I stream so it gets the full bandwidth. It's unfortunatly not available in the UK on Blu-ray or UHD so it's the only way to watch unless you import the American region A version or the German region B. Having said that, I don't think it's worth buying anyway!
7 people found this helpful
PrimeReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 June 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
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Good start of a story but only at first.... badly acted, badly directed, weird ending, I lost £9.99.
13 people found this helpful
C LoweReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 June 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Go in without expectation
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Mesmeric film which wears it's Alien influence on its sleeve and has some great effects... But there little character connection to it's audience. Great creatures and a massive leviathan drop the jaw, and Kristen Stewart does her best in a role that gives her little more to do than about names, look great in her underwear and panic behind a helmet, but the film is FRUSTRATING!

Maybe with an extra half an hour, a little more character development and more tension in the "underwater" scenes, then the ending may have been more cathartic.

As it is, Underwater is an okay film but, with a great premise and brilliant lead actress... It's ultimately disappointing.
3 people found this helpful
Midnight Novel-TeaReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 August 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Kristen Stewart gave a stellar performance!!
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You'll either love it or hate it. I loved it.

Paragraph 2 contains a major spoiler.

To echo what another reviewer said; "It feels like a low budget movie". Yes, I agree. But for me, that is a part of the beauty and the CGI is impressive too, particularly in the last 20 minutes when we get to find out what really happened at the beginning.

The creatures are extra creepy! I've never seen anything quite like them. Definitely the most terrifying cthulhu/kraken type creature I've ever seen.

Kristen Stewart gave a stellar performance, as usual. She is clearly the star of this movie and I feel like she didn't need the supporting actors. She could have bore the weight of the entire 95 minutes alone and it would have been far more compelling and intense.

I'll likely watch this again before my rental expires.
2 people found this helpful
Brendan kReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 June 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Best underwater film in a long time
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