Deep Water Reviews

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January 18, 2008
January 4, 2008
The details just get stranger and stranger.
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.
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.
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.
September 7, 2007
Osmond and Rothwell do a commendable job of mining a rich archive of material.
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.
September 6, 2007
Remarkable.
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.
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.
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.
August 24, 2007
His story is a footnote in sailing history, to be sure, but a fascinating one.
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
[An] expertly assembled and engrossing documentary.
July 14, 2007
Charting the thin line between courage and foolhardiness, it's a poignant portrayal of the excruciating emotional odyssey of all involved.
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