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Deep Water Reviews

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September 7, 2007
To reveal Crowhurst's decision would be to spoil a stunning tale. Deep Water is not itself comparably stunning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 2, 2007
This is fascinating stuff... that would be better served by a magazine article or book.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 8, 2007
As a portrait of obsession, competition and, finally, delusion, Deep Water is haunting and engrossing, and one of the best nonfiction movies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 30, 2007
Deep Water is a documentary, but it's also one part adventure film, one part Greek tragedy, and one part meditation on the role of the 'hero' in modern society.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 30, 2007
An enthralling documentary about an Englishman named Donald Crowhurst who, in 1968, set off on a solitary, nonstop circumnavigation of the globe.
September 10, 2007
Deep Water is a stunning documentary that not only beautifully elucidates a nearly forgotten incident but touches on crucial themes involving isolation, sanity, self-worth, impossible dreams, the nature of heroism and limits of human endurance.
August 23, 2007
A true-life tale of inadvertent self-destruction, Deep Water's generic title belies its haunting incisiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2008
I do think the movie loses focus at times, but nevertheless, this is a pretty interesting story into madness.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 14, 2007
But more startling are the original tape recordings and 16mm films made by the solitary competitors as they spent more than ten months alone trying to sail around the globe.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
August 21, 2007
Given that the tedium of months on the open seas could and did drive a man insane, co-directors Louise Osmond and Jerry Rothwell have done a commendable job of making Deep Water... well, not boring.
September 7, 2007
Despite the flaws in the structure and story of Deep Water, Osmond and Rothwell display great skill at keeping their audience informed.
July 14, 2007
Charting the thin line between courage and foolhardiness, it's a poignant portrayal of the excruciating emotional odyssey of all involved.
September 1, 2007
A fascinating documentary about the first single-handed around-the-world sailing race, begins like a Boy's Own adventure tale but ends up more akin to tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 24, 2007
Not only is this an incredible saga of Jack London proportions, it's also a great detective tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 11, 2007
A tangle of turbulent seas and emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 12, 2007
It is a sad, finely crafted documentary that must not be missed, if you call yourself a real film buff.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 24, 2007
His story is a footnote in sailing history, to be sure, but a fascinating one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2007
Deep Water's account of a modern Icarus is frighteningly clear in its perceptions and aftershocks.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 6, 2007
Remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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