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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

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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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Storyline

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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The movie Nickels watches is Night Skies (2007), which stars director Jason Connery. 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 mediocre but moderately entertaining horror film
31 October 2009 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

The Devil's Tomb has a classic "B" cinema plot, and it counts on its cast with various actors of a medium caliber, something which is not usual on this kind of movies.That could indicate an excellent screenplay...or actors who sacrificed their dignity in order to win some money.The Devil's Tomb is somewhere in the middle of that...its screenplay is not very good, but it is not bad either, and the movie is not bad to say that the actors sacrificed their dignity.In summary, we are in presence of a mediocre but moderately entertaining horror film.

On the previously mentioned cast, we have Cuba Gooding Jr., an Academy Award winning actor who sent his career to hell after participating on horrible comedies (like Boat Trip) and laughable dramas (like Radio); The Devil's Tomb is better than the movies he tends to participate, but that does not mean this film is very good.And, on the cast, we also have Ray Winstone, Ron Perlman, Taryn Manning and Bill Moseley.It was very weird for me to see them participating on a low-budget and straight-to-DVD horror film.The reason of that may be its director, Jason Connery (son of the famous Sean), making his first work as a director with material which is familiar to him, because he has participated as an actor on other straight-to-DVD horror films (like Brotherhood of Blood and Alone in the Dark 2).The main fail from The Devil's Tomb is that it has many clichés.

Connery made a decent work, because he keeps a good rhythm and he created a few sequences which produce adequate atmosphere and suspense.Besides, the story may not be too original and, as I mentioned before, it has many clichés, but it is well structured more or less.I also appreciated the energy and enthusiasm shown on the performances.

In conclusion, I will give a slight recommendation to this mediocre but moderately entertaining movie, although the final experience is forgettable.However, I cannot deny this movie ended up being a bit better than I expected.


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