Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.
Michael J. Reynolds,
A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.
The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team-including 17-year-old son Josh and financier Carl Hurley are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever? Written by
Universal and Relativity paid $12 million for the rights to distribute the film internationally. See more »
The illumination in many of the cave scenes is clearly being emitted by studio lighting, and not the helmet lamps and glow sticks carried by the characters. This is most apparent in the final scene, with the glow-stick carried by Josh. See more »
Josh? Wow, your old man let you come up for air?
Oh you're kidding, Dex.
Oh you're gonna be in the shit.
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It makes me embarrassed to be an Australian. One of the worst scripts ever written. Even great actors like Richard Roxburgh weren't able to save this one. It started off well, with some great aerial photography, but soon went downhill with corny one-liners and awkward so called 'action' sequences. It amazes me how the characters could endure such trauma (being trapped in a cave with their friends and family dying), yet still manage to have poignant moments of reflection while trapped in crevices less than one metre wide. That actor from Fantastic Four (whatever his name is) will probably never work in the film industry again. His performance was more comedic than convincing. Help!!!!
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