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At Theaters: 10/11/2002 On Video: 3/11/2003
Rated: R Length: hr. min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 409983
Studio: Dimension Films
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The submarine U.S.S. Manta had a perfect record until the mysterious death of its captain. The next-in-command, Lt. Richard Brice is determined to steer his disheartened crew back to safety. But after three battle survivors board the sub, bizarre and frightening things begin to happen. As the eerie tale unfolds, and crew members begin to disappear.
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Thriller
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Matt Davis TIGERLAND, URBAN LEGENDS: FINAL CUT
Bruce Greenwood THIRTEEN DAYS, DOUBLE JEOPARDY
Olivia Williams LUCKY BREAK, THE SIXTH SENSE, RUSHMORE
Holt McCallany THREE KINGS, MUMFORD
Scott Foley TV's - FELICITY
Director: David Twohy PITCH BLACK
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Above Average

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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Very Good "
nothing is certain, and every camera shot looks good...The downside is that nothing is clear, either. Dramatic murk is the condition Twohy likes best, and sometimes Below drifts into confusion.''

TV Guide Online  Full Review
Average "Situations don't come much more claustrophobic, and if the payoff doesn't quite live up to the build-up, the film is still an enjoyable exercise in claustrophobic suspense.''

Newsday  Full Review
Good "Twohy tosses the range of haunted house oddities into a submarine setting and poses the classic genre question: is the place spooked, or is it in their heads? The answer is regrettably not as gratifying as the menu of teases cooked up by the filmmakers."

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
The journey begins as the crew of the USS Tiger Shark, a World War II sub prowling mid-Atlantic waters, heads for its homeport in Connecticut. At the end of a long and deadly mission, the crew is ordered to take on three survivors of a torpedoed British hospital ship. To the shock of the men, the refugees include a female nurse, who reminds them of the age-old fable that a woman on a submarine brings bad luck. Indeed, bad luck ensues, as the sub finds itself unable to surface, putting everyone at risk of oxygen deprivation. Making matters worse, the alluring new passenger begins to ask probing questions about a recent death aboard the sub.

Soon, the crew finds itself battling not just for the Allies but for their own sanity as apparitions, disturbing noises and spontaneous accidents begin to plague the journey home. The chain of command breaks down, as does the men's courage and certainty, until absolute chaos reigns in the tight spaces of the boat. Is it lack of air causing primal fears to emerge? Are the untrustworthy newcomers playing some sort of deadly game? Could it be the unsettling presence of a woman? Or is there something aboard the sub that, like the crew, cannot find a way out?

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