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1,122 Ratings

The Abyss

Directed by James Cameron
United States, 1989
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Adventure


A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

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The Abyss Directed by James Cameron

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1990 | Winner: Best Effects, Visual Effects

1990 | 3 nominations including: Best Art Direction-Set Decoration

Hugo Awards

1990 | Nominee: Best Dramatic Presentation

Critics reviews

I happened to see The Abyss with someone who only sees about three Hollywood movies a year. In a way it proved to be an appropriate choice for him, because it’s a veritable survey of big-budget Hollywood filmmaking in the 80s, as cannily up-to-date as the latest issue of Variety. In this case “up-to-date” means a replay of box-office hits of the past 30 or 40 years.
August 11, 1989
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