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What Lies Beneath (2000)

Director:
Robert Zemeckis
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller/Horror
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Skygger fra fortiden
RUNNING TIME
130 minutes
Producer:
Jack Rapke
Steve Starkey
Robert Zemeckis
Screenwriter:
Clark Gregg


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Dr. Norman Spencer Harrison Ford
Claire Spencer Michelle Pfeiffer
Jody Diana Scarwid
Dr. Drayton Joe Morton
Warren Feur James Remar
Mary Feur Miranda Otto
Madison Elizabeth Frank Amber Valletta
Caitlin Spencer Katharine Towne
Elena Wendy Crewson

 

Review

Robert Zemeckis tries to emulate Alfred Hitchcock in this classically constructed thriller, but is only able to do so on a technical level. What Lies Beneath has the eerie atmosphere and the big, well-delivered scares, but it lacks the intelligence and creativity in the writing to pull us completely into its realm. Zemeckis does a stylish job, however, filling his film with bright, crisp images and using time and silence to his effect. The film is refreshing in style, if not in essence.

Copyright 5.3.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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