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91
A delectable must-see.
88
New York Post
An enthralling 3-D IMAX documentary.
75
Miami Herald
The more you know about the 1912 tragedy, the more you will appreciate the sights of Ghosts of the Abyss.
75
Chicago Sun-Times
If Cameron wants to be a pioneer instead of a retro hobbyist, he should obviously use Maxivision 48, which provides a picture of such startling clarity that it appears to be 3-D in the sense that the screen seems to open a transparent window on reality. Ghosts of the Abyss would have been incomparably more powerful in the process.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Not just a 3-D novelty to amuse school groups, but also a memorial.
60
For all the technical wizardry that went into making the film, Paxton's reflections on the human tragedies of the Titanic and the terrorist attack of Sept. 11th, 2001, which took place while the crew was out at sea, provide one of the film's most haunting moments.
50
Occasionally exciting but carefully controlled.
50
Chicago Tribune
Ultimately, this talking dog don't hunt.
50
Village Voice
"Check this out, bro," James Cameron says as he returns to the site of the real Titanic, armed with robots, a 3-D Imax camera, and the same colossal hubris that necessitated a call for silence as he accepted his Oscar on behalf of those who perished.
40
Salon.com
James Cameron disgraces those who died on the Titanic -- again.

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