Underwater (2020) - Action, Drama, Horror

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A crew of aquatic researchers work to get to safety after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean seabed to fear.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: William Eubank
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Jessica Henwick
Length: 95 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 22 out of 140 found boring (15.71%)

One-line Reviews (97)

Turn your brain off and just enjoy the film if you can, don't waste your money if you're going to want the intelligence of films like Alien or The Descent.

Entertaining and well done.

Save your money and wait until it's streamed.

The pace is fast and intense, the thrill is there and make me jump twice.

Acting except for the stuffed bunny was acceptable but it just become boring towards the predictable end.

It turns out to be a worthy sci fi horror film that is worth watching if your into those kind of movies.

This film is literally unbearable and boring.

As mentioned above, there is comedic relief, and while enjoyable at times, there are other times where the awkward joke is too forced or beaten over the head for it to really work.

When did Hollywood become soo boring.

An entertaining underwater creature features flick with some flaws, but a fast-paced action packed !

When I say this movie was unbearable to watch I'm not saying it lightly.

From Ravi Bansal's brilliant art direction to Marco Beltrami's anxiety inducing score, to Dorotka Sapinska's amazing costume design that perfectly fuses modern-day tech with rich sci-fi elements; "Underwater" assembles an all-star team to create a fascinating world ripe for exploration and discovery.

The setting, scenery, and cinematography and music however is stunning.

I enjoyed it.

an entertaining underwater thriller .

Don't waste your time on this one, watch a rerun of any other sci-fi movie instead.

The best part is the creature though which is actually very vicious and intimidating with a very intriguing origin.

The result is an inherently watchable film that's fast, frightening and creepily chilling, whilst still managing to be exciting and oddly uplifting.

Entertaining Underwater Creature Feature .

It's not because of bad special effects or production values (they were good), but rather the complete lack of character development, poor scene planning and empty story-telling.

Kristen Stewart brings this movie from stunning to breathtaking .

Entertaining Sci-Fi Horror .

The creature effects are cool and the sounds effects are intense.

It has a great atmosphere, and a fast, thrilling pace.

Still entertaining.

The concept and plot is still exciting.

its never really explained, its not a mix of alien either, nor any underwater movie ever made it does stand on its own, the FX are amazing but a part from that there is no plot story, only going to one spot to the other in hope of survival.....

I like this movie because it is a very thrilling film.

I was actually mad when we left early.

", that's the energy of this movie, trying to be a cooler version of Alien with underwater sequences which are just boring after a point.

At the end of the day, Underwater might not be quite the monumental achievement its ancestors from decades past are, but it is intriguing, moving, and and captivating in its own right.

It is fast paced with action, has a good cast ensemble, and puts you onto the edge of your seat.

It's a film that's about panic, and how unexpected heroes can be made through instinctual response to adversity.

Apparently everyone is a movie critic and some were super hard on this movie but I found it to be action packed from the first couple of minutes and it kept my interest the entire time!

don't waste your time .

And for a thriller/sci-fi, Underwater increases its thrilling factor by slowing down its motion picture.


While there are cliche moments throughout there are enough thrills and turns within the plot to keep your interest.

The cast is uncanny but surprisingly charming, intriguing, and funny at times.

The monsters looked a bit boring except for that final reveal at the end.

Overall is a great entertaining film!

An entertaining underwater creature features flick with some flaws, but a fast-paced action packed !

"Underwater" works best while making viewers feel claustrophobic, but in the end this is a boring rip off of great films of the same genre.

Worst movie in 2020 .

The whole film is filled with jump scares and excitement that kept me on the edge of my seat.

Really enjoyed it and I wasn't sure if I would.

While the plot might be derivative and not original , it still manages to be entertaining.

I'm writing this in the cinema while watching the movie cause I'm bored and wanna kill some time .

Surprisingly Entertaining .

In a lot of cases I love this, but when you have an ensemble of 5-6 characters, I think it's good to slow down in a couple moments and build character.

Thrilling adventure with lots of jump scares .

For one the story is pretty predictable, still following most of the rules and trends that the SyFy channel movies do.

The monster is lame and the script is boring.

As for the storyline, it's a bit cliche with the whole "unfamiliar environment & something's hunting the characters" but it did a decent job trying to keep it entertaining with great set design and sick diving suits that looked like something out of the Lost Planet games.

Eubanks should be a director to watch for the Sci/fi thriller genre as he is absolutely brilliant with his keen eye for detail and intense visuals.

Like I said earlier, it is entertaining.

Basic storyline, formulaic one-by-one technique but its spotlight mostly covers on the intense escapade to find their way back to the shore.

This is an entertaining underwater creature feature.

Did I mention that "Underwater" is boring and a rip off?

At one point, one character gets dragged by a monster (or maybe an Octopus, I'm really not sure), and when they show who got dragged I was like, "Oh, I thought it was someone else, I didn't realize it was this person being attacked.

It is a lot of fast editing cuts and shaky camera movements which can make it a little confusing.

Aside from the less than stellar writing, I found myself enjoying this film far more than I had anticipated, and I would certainly say it is worth the watch.

I get that the bottom of the ocean is dark, but it made it hard to follow the "logic" of the characters.

Once again these are repetitive and annoying.

There's a plethora of writers who can take a simple story and make it entertaining and so that's what I expect.


The movie is an enjoyable time-killer.

Really a very bad movie in every aspect ,I couldn't enjoy it at all, such a waste of time !

Surprisingly enjoyable.

Huge opportunity with the underwater creatures to be scary and suspenseful.

Underwater's crew is different though, as Steward leads the bunch in a thrilling adventure that puts science skills to the test.

The characters are introduced instantaneously, when in this movie genre is more enjoyable to know their background to suffer or enjoy who is saved or not.

Thrilling, terrifying, and claustrophobic; this movie doesn't let up for a minute.

Once you ignore the undereducated hollywood squad including the same manipulative propaganda tropes you've seen all year, the film itself is a pretty good reimagining.

Mixing well with the pace comes very suspenseful moments that utilize so many special effects to paint the terrifying canvas of the deep in new ways that will insight nightmares.


And other moments that merely made me cover my eyes in suspenseful anticipation.

So predictable to see a group of people trapped underwater and making a way to escape.

This movie is quite entertaining and is not tying to be anything other than what it is, an entertaining movie.

It's the dialogue that is mostly cringe-worthy, as well as the predictable and unnecessary jump-scares.

This was a very boring movie.

Barely enjoyable cliche .

We luckily have an unlimited pass so we see a lot of movies both good and bad.. this one is most obviously on the bad list..there's no real plot, we're never properly introduced to any real story line or characters, we have NO idea why they're drilling or what they're drilling, and well.. the only thing that kept it afloat was TJ Miller and his one liners.

Impressive and unexpected cosmic horror .

The characters appear as nothing more than vessels for the plot to continue onward, as the little characterization we do get from each member of the crew, is lackluster and dull.

Quite suspenseful most of the way through, well written and cinematography is so great.

Every time the film prepares to show off the lurking beast, it does so by ratcheting up the score and blaring a foreign sound for nothing more than a boring jump scare, every scare is laughably predictable.

There are parts you can critique but I noticed I was gripping the arm rests and had some jump or heavy focus moments that drown (pun) out any take-aways.

This movie was intense from start to finish.

It's not even dumb fun, it's just uninteresting Also dear TJ Miller, you're a one not actor and extremely annoying.

However, being a fan of good Sci-Fi Horror movies, I was pleasantly surprised to find this movie entertaining and engrossing.

Going to theatre's now a days are boring and the atmosphere is not the same as it was growing up...

This was very confusing for a film that literally has no script or characters.

Some visual effects with no story at all.

The thing is, he is a supporting actor used for comedy relief and on this horror-like film, he did his job to perfection as the type of character who points out when they are in a horror cliche right on cue.

As many reviewers stated: bad acting, bad script, no originality, even the effects are boring, it was too dark to see anything.

I will say the film is intense and thrilling not really scary at all.