Underwater

Underwater
Underwater
  • PG-13
  • 1h 35m
  • 2020
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A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory.

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Critics Consensus: Underwater's strong cast and stylish direction aren't enough to distract from the strong sense of déjà vu provoked by this claustrophobic thriller's derivative story.
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Kristen Stewart sci-fi survival thriller has scares, swears.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Underwater is a sci-fi thriller about a team of researchers who face unknown peril at the bottom of the ocean. This is a monster movie that's meant to scare you -- and it definitely does. But while you can expect deaths (including people imploding inside deep sea suits), near-constant peril, and lots of tense moments, nothing is especially graphic. It's basically an oceanic Alien, down to centering on a tough woman, Norah (Kristen Stewart), who has to figure out how to outsmart a terrifying creature. She makes a fantastic role model as a modern-day Ellen Ripley -- although, just like Ripley, she ends up taking care of some of her tasks in her underwear. The male members of the crew aren't hypermasculine stereotypes (one even carries a stuffed animal), and the group demonstrates both courage and excellent teamwork. Strong language ("s--t," "f--k," etc.) is used but isn't constant.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Horror, Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Date:January 8, 2020
  • Languages:English
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