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The Devil's Tomb (2009)

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An elite group of soldiers on a covert mission to retrieve a scientist from an underground lab encounter an ancient evil in the facility.

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Jason Connery

Writer:

Keith Kjornes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Mack
Taryn Manning ... Doc
Valerie Cruz ... Dr. Elissa Cardell
Franky G ... Hammer
Zack Ward ... Nickels
Henry Rollins ... Fulton
Jason London ... Hicks
Stephany Jacobsen ... Yoshi (as Stephanie Jacobsen)
Brandon Fobbs ... Click
Weston Blakesley ... Father Jacoby
Bill Moseley ... Prof. Duncan
Ray Winstone ... Blakeley
Ron Perlman ... Wesley
Sarah Ann Morris ... Sharon
Melanie Chapman Melanie Chapman ... Crazy Woman
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A team of mercenaries under the command of hard-charging war veteran Mack (Gooding Jr.), are contracted by a mysterious CIA operative named Elissa (Cruz) to rescue a scientist (Perlman) working on an archeological discovery deep under the Middle Eastern desert. With the help of a mysterious priest (Rollins), Mack and his team soon discover the true secret of what lies beneath the sands. A secret that has been protected for thousands of years. A secret that is not of this Earth Written by Anonymous

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An evil entombed for 2000 years... until now.

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Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for strong violence/gore, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Ice 44 See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Taryn Manning, Henry Rollins, and Ron Perlman have worked together in Sons of Anarchy (2008). See more »

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When the team clears the room when they first enter the bunker, Yoshi checks the shower. You can hear water drops falling to the floor, but none are to be seen. See more »

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Referenced in El Reviewer Random: Halloween Special 2012 (2012) See more »

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A well-intentioned bore.
6 August 2013 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

It really is embarrassing to see an Oscar winner such as Cuba Gooding Jr. and other talented veterans wasting their time with such third rate material. Even horror lovers willing to check out just about anything may grow weary of this one, as it's stuff we've all seen before. It's religion / apocalypse theme nonsense (directed by Sean Connery's son Jason) with dumb, dumb characters, supposedly playing a crack Special Forces team, recruited to probe the mystery of what happened at an underground installation / archaeological dig. Cuba's character Captain Mack is the guy in charge, and it's dispiriting to see him look so weary, and clearly thinking, "Can someone please rescue me from this junk?"

The rest of the cast doesn't fare any better, despite the presence of some familiar faces. Among those on Cuba's team are Zack Ward, Jason London, and Franky G. The female cast members - Taryn Manning, Valerie Cruz, and Stephanie Jacobsen - are all attractive, but watching them fails to add much appeal to this thing. Bill Moseley, Ray Winstone, and Ron Perlman are all slumming badly here; Perlman, certainly, looks like he couldn't care less. So why should the viewer? Not even the brief nudity supplied by Holly Weber, or the casting of Henry Rollins as a priest, is really reason enough to sit through this. There is enough gore and grossness on hand to allow for some amusement.

Badly written, badly directed, and totally lacking in suspense and excitement, "The Devil's Tomb" couldn't even get up to average level, even for a B movie lover such as this viewer.

Four out of 10.


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