Deep Water Reviews

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August 2, 2009
August 22, 2008
I do think the movie loses focus at times, but nevertheless, this is a pretty interesting story into madness.
August 7, 2008
January 18, 2008
January 4, 2008
The details just get stranger and stranger.
November 17, 2007
Knowing in advance how it all turned out cannot rob this remarkable movie of any of its drama, although ignorance of the events probably adds to the kick.
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.
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.
October 26, 2007
The film evokes a visceral understanding of solitude at sea.
October 25, 2007
Deeply researched and compellingly presented, Deep Water is as much about one man's misadventures on the ocean as it is about loneliness, desperation and the danger of dreams.
October 12, 2007
Not merely a documentary portrait, but an engrossing drama with more twists and turns than your average thriller.
October 11, 2007
This is pretty heady stuff, and it's constantly enthralling, particularly for something that has to use so much second-hand information.
October 6, 2007
This well crafted and engaging documentary is a ripping yarn of a man's mansize adventure going horribly wrong.
September 28, 2007
...the less said about this film the better. It's that good.
September 21, 2007
This was a story that made front pages in its day but has been largely lost to history, and now is brought bracingly and compellingly back to life.
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.
September 20, 2007
With the discovery of films and audiotape from the first solo, non-stop nautical race around the globe, Deep Water promises to take us where we have never been.
September 15, 2007
This isn't primarily an adventure story, though it's very suspenseful; it's first and foremost a profoundly sad tale of human frailty.
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.
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.
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