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Deep Water Reviews

January 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 5/6
January 4, 2008
The details just get stranger and stranger.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 3, 2007
As directed by Louise Osmond and Jerry Rothwell, the movie breezes along at a highly watchable clip, thanks to fluid, affecting intercutting of archival, black-and-white footage and present-day interviews.
September 21, 2007
Some beautiful shots give unexpected texture to the film, such as an underwater capture of a boat from below, with prisms of light surrounding it. And its final image is a quiet heartbreaker.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 14, 2007
For this gripping and amazing documentary, such truth emerges not just from the facts, but also the poetry of men who redefine themselves in a risky race on small sailboats.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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.
September 7, 2007
One of this year's better studies of the human soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 7, 2007
Osmond and Rothwell do a commendable job of mining a rich archive of material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 7, 2007
Osmond and Rothwell's depiction of his unraveling is an exquisitely structured drama.
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
September 6, 2007
Remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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 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.
August 29, 2007
A spooky, moving doc that chronicles the first solo attempt to circle the world by boat.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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 23, 2007
It is the point -- and the power -- of Deep Water that the vast, unknowable fathoms of the sea are rivaled only by those of the human psyche.
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.
August 20, 2007
Deep Water confirms all the mythical terrors that lurk in our dreams of the sea, and the best person to watch it with would be Melville.
July 14, 2007
Charting the thin line between courage and foolhardiness, it's a poignant portrayal of the excruciating emotional odyssey of all involved.
July 14, 2007
The pic should suck even landlubbers into a whirlpool of gripping adventure, overblown ambitions and sheer human folly.