The Cave

  • 12
  • Bruce Hunt (2005)
  • US
  • 93 min
The Cave
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

You'll be yawning as much as the caverns at this horror from first-time director Bruce Hunt. Unlike Neil Marshall's excellent subterranean shocker The Descent, this formulaic monster B-movie is stripped of true visceral verve by a dumbed-down script and the restrictions of its 12 certificate. When a group of cave divers explore an uncharted area in the Carpathian mountains, they are trapped by an underwater cave-in and soon become the prey of a pack of bloodthirsty creatures. With a bit of The Abyss here, a little Jaws there and the beasties a cross between something out of Pitch Black and Alien, there's little originality in Hunt's visual arsenal, although the underwater photography is decent enough. The trouble is that the ghouls are kept hidden by a flurry of blurry edits to hide their CGI banality, while the C-list cast can barely keep up with the limited excitement generated by this chill-free black hole.

Plot Summary

Horror action thriller starring Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian and Morris Chestnut. A team of scientists exploring a flooded underground cave complex in Romania fall prey to bloodthirsty creatures.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jack
Cole Hauser
Tyler
Eddie Cibrian
Top Buchanan
Morris Chestnut
Kathryn
Lena Headey
Charlie
Piper Perabo
Philip Briggs
Rick Ravanello
Dr Nicolai
Marcel Iures
Alex Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Vince Strode
Kieran Darcy-Smith

Crew

Director
Bruce Hunt

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Entertainment
Guidance: 
Violence and swearing.
Available on DVD
Released 26 Aug 2005
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama

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