Sanctum

Sanctum
Sanctum
  • R
  • 1h 48m
  • 2011
Rotten30%
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From executive producer James Cameron (Avatar) comes a thrilling underwater adventure based on true events. Master diver Frank McGuire leads a team—including his 17-year-old son—to explore the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. But when a tropical storm cuts off their only escape route, the team must work together to find their way through an uncharted and dangerous underwater labyrinth to make it out alive. With time running out, can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten30%
Critics Consensus: Sanctum is beautifully photographed, and it makes better use of 3-D technology than most, but that doesn't make up for its ham-handed script and lifeless cast.
Reviews
Newsday
Rafer Guzman
Rotten

Despite the millions clearly poured into it, the film feels cheap and amateurish. See it on IMAX i...

June 22, 2017
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen
Rotten

Stick that camera down an aquatic cave, wrap a paper-thin plot around it, slap the whole thing up...

June 22, 2017
Chicago Reader
Andrea Gronvall
Fresh

After a sluggish half hour, this well-crafted adventure kicks into high gear and never lets up.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Shallow adventure movie about deep caves.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this intense 3-D adventure movie set in the world of cave diving was produced (though not written or directed) by James Cameron and feels very much like a smaller-scale version of one of his epics -- like Titanic and Avatar -- and is just as focused on spectacle. There's plenty of heavy language (including many uses of "f--k" and "s--t"), and the violence includes fighting and blood, plus gruesome drownings and dead bodies -- all of which is amplified by the 3-D. You can also expect some drinking and smoking and a little innuendo.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date:February 4, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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