Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Sanctum is the latest film on the “James Cameron presents” list. Other than being a producer, Cameron had nothing to do with this film. Sure, it uses some of the same 3D aspects he used on Avatar, but it’s far from it. It tried capitalizing on his name during theatrical release, but unfortunately it failed miserably. While the film isn’t anything amazing or special it’s not horrible. It has quite a few moments that aren’t all that spectacular, but compared to some of the other shit being released in Hollywood right now Sanctum isn’t all that bad."