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
January 13, 2011
Woman-in-jeopardy thriller with a double twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
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
July 30, 2007
Finely crafted but more than a little overrated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
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+

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 1, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
April 16, 2002
...captures some of this harrowing atmosphere, but I wanted even more.
| Original Score: 3/4
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
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
May 20, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
George Gallucci
February 25, 2004
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
January 24, 2004
David Poland
Hot Button
January 7, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
November 10, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
Alexander Walker
This is London
May 10, 2002

January 6, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 31, 2001
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Ebert & Roeper
August 9, 2001
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