Sanctum (2011)

R   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama

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An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.




  • Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Parkinson in Sanctum (2011)
  • Alice Evans and Ioan Gruffudd at an event for Sanctum (2011)
  • Alister Grierson in Sanctum (2011)
  • Rhys Wakefield at an event for Sanctum (2011)
  • Ioan Gruffudd and Dan Wyllie at an event for Sanctum (2011)
  • Richard Roxburgh and Rhys Wakefield in Sanctum (2011)

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14 February 2011 | vincent_loy412
| This movie will makes you breathless, not as much as those characters fighting for air to breathe
Hmm, let me browse google to check on the definition of 'sanctum'…oh, it's defined as a place of inviolable privacy, a holy or sacred site, or a place set apart. Okay, I finds the connection between this word to the movie.

'Sanctum' is a movie, not released yet in Malaysia, and yet I have watched it. Great, I must be among the earliest Malaysians to have watch this great masterpiece by director, Aliester Grierson. Okay, I think not many of you knows him, but I'm sure you guys recognize the executive producer of this movie, James Cameron, famous for his creation of Titanic and Avatar.

The story is basically about a team of underwater cave divers trapped in the world largest and unexplored cave system after a deadly storm which will submerged majority of the cave underground. As the story flows like an adventure, the survivors must find a way out from this cold, dark, narrow and unexplored cave to the Solomon Sea. This type of story is very typical, like there must be some difficulties going on, one by one will lost their lives, and at the end a people or two (usually couple) will survive.

Yes, that's it. Nothing unusual. The only interesting aspect is that it is a whole different setting (in caves), different characters and different approach to the story. It is still a nice story then. Ahh,…and the visual of the caves is amazing and breathtaking. If you seriously paid attention to this film, you will be easily immersed into the cave as if you are in there, fighting for life with insufficient air to breath. Not me then…I'm not immersed to it enough…

Anyway, this is really worth-watching, especially in the cinema with those 3D technology. The effects would be far better. The only thing bad is the boring beginning, but luckily the pace of the story is quite fast without delaying any time to the climax of the film. Another weakness is on the poor performance of some casts. That's it. Other stuff, all good and satisfying. Well done! Out of 10 points, I rate this one 7.6.

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,447,930 6 February 2011

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