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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
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.
I couldn't wait for these people to drown.
June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media
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.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Role Models
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- Genre:Drama, Thriller
- Release Date:February 4, 2011
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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