The Deep End Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
May 20, 2014
The Deep End is an unconventional thriller with unconventional characters, unconventional actors and an unconventional pace. That serves the movie quite well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
January 13, 2011
Woman-in-jeopardy thriller with a double twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 25, 2010
Margaret doesn't throw punches, just rolls with them. Some of her actions can't be objectively condoned. But through a maternal prism, Tilda Swinton makes sure they're understood, with skill sly enough to register strongly in the most ordinary of roles.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 30, 2007
Finely crafted but more than a little overrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 18, 2006
As the protective mother, the brilliant Tilda Swinton elevates this well-directed neo-noir way above its status as a loose remake of the 1949 Max Ophuls's Reckless Moment.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
Its overall attempts at re-igniting the unsettling ambience of old-fashioned film noir are let down by a potholed plot and poor characterisation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 29, 2003
Having two directors at the helm doesn't help
| Original Score: 3/4
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
A film that is diverting but not memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
November 18, 2002
Swinton ... is for once deglamorized into an ordinary woman enlarged by extraordinary circumstances, and the role animates her wonderfully.
Rachel Deahl
Baltimore City Paper
November 18, 2002
A stunning and stylish update of The Reckless Moment (1949), the sophomore effort from Siegel and McGehee is a taut psychological drama that lingers long after its credits roll.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
An engrossing, full-of-surprises thriller about a woman who gives new meaning to the term 'supermom.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
October 10, 2002
The characters and their duplicitous relationships ... are riveting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Luanne Brown
Chico Enterprise-Record
June 27, 2002
Unbidden, Alek (Goran Visnjic) gives Margaret what she wants from her family: recognition. Maybe that's all that any woman wants from her family.
Top Critic
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
June 18, 2002
For the most part ... the filmmakers and performers invest a high level of intelligence and sympathy into The Deep End.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 9, 2002
The unadorned beauty of Swinton's fascinating face is reminiscent of the model in Andrew Wyeth's famous painting "Braids." Once you've looked into her narrowed eyes, you're hooked.
Blake French
NutzWorld
April 16, 2002
...captures some of this harrowing atmosphere, but I wanted even more.
| Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 9, 2002
...insofar as creating any kind of realism or credibility is concerned...the movie goes quickly off the deep end.
| Original Score: 6/10
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
Tilda Swinton carries this movie on her capable shoulders, and with a lesser actress in the lead, I am sure that it wouldn't be getting the rave reviews it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 26, 2002
I admired the film's overall craft and structure, but without capturing my complete sympathies, it misses greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 18, 2001
It is a gripping, suspenseful drama that grabs you by the throat and just won't let go.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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