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      Dark Water

      PG-13 Released Jul 8, 2005 1 hr. 45 min. Mystery & Thriller Horror List
      47% 152 Reviews Tomatometer 28% 100,000+ Ratings Audience Score Dahlia (Jennifer Connelly) wants to move away from her ex-husband, Kyle (Dougray Scott), and take her daughter, Ceci (Ariel Gade), with her. Relocating to a dreary tower block, Dahlia and Ceci discover eerie, dark water leaking through the ceiling of their new apartment. Dahlia petitions the supervisor (Pete Postlethwaite) and the building's owner (John C. Reilly) to fix the leak, yet it only gets worse. Now having nightmares about the dripping, Dahlia is driven to confront the problem herself. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 16 Buy Now

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      All the atmospherics in Dark Water can't make up for the lack of genuine scares.

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      Larry L In my opinion one of the greatest and one of my favorite ghost story movies how it got thumbs down so many times is beyond me. Do you people actually watch these movies? Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/16/24 Full Review Blu B Music is ok I guess but very boring and forgettable. Otherwise everything else is subpar save for passsable acting. Connelly probably is the best thing in this but even she is just ok. No one really has that much chemistry, the villian is super forgettable and feels like a generic girl from the well from Ring knock off, and everyone else is just kind there. The setting is ok enough but the way it's shot really isn't anything special and it's not really moody or that atmospheric. Above all else this really never gets scary or builds much tension. The culprit? A very unclear script that feels like stuff just happens once they move in. the opening 10 minutes or so really drags also with Reily showing the apartment to them. Were never really sure what the little girl wants, at first you think it's so she can find rest than I guess for a Mom. The dark brown water also isn't really scary at all but they film it like it's supposed to be scary. This feels like it's trying to be something like The Shining except it doesn't have powerhouse acting, a villian to match, or and atmosphere or really memorable scares/scenes. All the scenes in this are of dark water. At least there is really only one jumpscare but it's so predictable. The backstory of the her divorce, the kid being poscessed, the constant flooding of the upstairs apartment gets really repetitve and feels like it goes nowhere. It's a very muddled script. Unless your a super die hard Connelly fan most people should skip this. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/24 Full Review Satin B Don't even bother watching this 🖕⚠️ Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/24 Full Review Sean R I would argue this isnt even a horror film. Its a family drama with some horror elements. However its not clever enough to connect the "horror" to the personal drama that the charactors are going through. Made even more frustrating that there are clear paralels to be made here but its almost like the film couldnt be bothered with the task of tying all the threads together. Finally there are some really good actors in this movie but none of them are even close to the calaber we have come to expect from them, its always anoying seeing really talented people make very boring, not good work. Stick with the original, as this is an unfocused forgettable mess. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 05/30/23 Full Review steve d Jennifer Connelly is effective, the film is not. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Shaheed B I think I was watching the wrong movie because after an hour... I realised Mark Ruffalo wasn't going to appear... I would have expected this movie to be scary, it actually isn't. I should have known looking that the cover to this movie, way over exaggerated as if it's trying to be scary. The entire movie was actually very depressing and I didn't feel like they were actually progressing at all. Even though it was the ghost it felt like she was loosing her mind and going to lose custody of her child because she is going to go insane.  The cinematography was very dark and depressing, it felt quite flat, the amount of times I wished it was a sunny day in the movie because everything looked so sad. The sound was literally depression, everything was mellow, when there was a leak or anything like that, the sound never helped at all, it supposed so like something was about to happen have a baang! for a jump scare but nothing sounded impressive not even cimematy.  This movie didn't feel like it was worth watching at all, I felt like a wasted my time watching something that didn't progress or have a conclusive ending. Do not watch this movie. Do not waste your time. Just a heads up...the movie with Mark Ruffalo is called Dark Waters this movie is called Dark Water. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 10/23/22 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      David Ansen Newsweek This dank, dark and disturbing psychological horror film is a remake of a Hideo Nakata chiller, but the film it most evokes is Roman Polanski's Repulsion, another tale of mental instability and bad real estate. Mar 14, 2018 Full Review Dan Jolin Empire Magazine Interesting and unsettling, but never terrifying. Rated: 3/5 Jul 22, 2005 Full Review Nev Pierce BBC.com Dark Water is a failure as a horror movie. Rated: 2/5 Jul 19, 2005 Full Review Kaleem Aftab The List That fatal flaw that this shares with the original is the best part of the film being in the initial plot-revealing 20 minutes. From here, it fails to build on the tension. Rated: 3/5 Apr 25, 2019 Full Review Joshua Starnes ComingSoon.net The supporting characters, in fact, are the most enjoyable part of the film, often more enjoyable than Connelly or Gade, each taking great advantage of their scenes to create real people in a short space of time. Rated: 5/10 Mar 18, 2011 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed Evolves from a supernatural mystery to a truly sad tragedy... Apr 29, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Dahlia (Jennifer Connelly) wants to move away from her ex-husband, Kyle (Dougray Scott), and take her daughter, Ceci (Ariel Gade), with her. Relocating to a dreary tower block, Dahlia and Ceci discover eerie, dark water leaking through the ceiling of their new apartment. Dahlia petitions the supervisor (Pete Postlethwaite) and the building's owner (John C. Reilly) to fix the leak, yet it only gets worse. Now having nightmares about the dripping, Dahlia is driven to confront the problem herself.
      Director
      Walter Salles
      Executive Producer
      Ashley Kramer, Olívia Guimarães
      Screenwriter
      Rafael Yglesias
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Pictures
      Production Co
      Pandemonium
      Rating
      PG-13 (Terror|Disturbing Situations)
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 8, 2005, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $25.5M
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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