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Hafiđ (The Sea) (Havet) Reviews

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September 27, 2003
Kormákur is fully content pimping his particular love/hate relationships with the beautiful/harsh landscapes of Iceland in as many different masochistic scenarios as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 30, 2003
The Sea is overcrowded and overwritten, with too many shrill denunciations and dramatic surprises; we don't like the characters and, worse, they don't interest us.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 22, 2003
The movie, which means to be a no-frills baring of the human soul, is undone by its own malignant contempt for every one of its characters.
March 3, 2003
It's hard not to feel that this frosty ground has been tilled before, and with significantly less narrative dilly-dallying.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
December 4, 2003
It's Shakespeare mixed with St. Elmo's Fire by way of Björk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 30, 2003
It was all so pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 20, 2004
The confrontational family dinner features archetypes that would have been at home on Dallas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 6, 2003
The potential for spiteful humor exists throughout the movie, but Kormakur keeps hooking into melodrama, and for that you need at least one sympathetic character in whom to invest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 6, 2003
This fishing village is one cold, harsh, and colorless place - just like the people who live there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 8, 2003
Kormakur fails to make us care about these characters . . . rather, their scathing unpleasantness makes us want to run away as quickly as possible
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 30, 2003
Ultimately fails to separate itself from the countless family dramas that have come before it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 28, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 16, 2003
The acidic Shakespearean family drama The Sea can't be faulted for lack of ambition. It can, however, be faulted for a fatal lack of heart.
May 18, 2003
With the script and most of the actors trying too hard, there's a shrillness to this unhappy clan, especially the women.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 6, 2003
Bad behavior, by itself, can entertain for only so long. By film's end, the laughs had disappeared and black comedy had turned into dour, pointless drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 22, 2003
A mean-spirited little film of no consequence.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
May 15, 2003
Kormakur's drama is ultimately more ambitious than enlightening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 15, 2003
What starts off lively and offbeat soon becomes repetitive and shrill.
May 16, 2003
Dysfunction seeps from every pore of this family, and the anger and ugliness of the characters overwhelm not just the story but the movie's stunning National Geographic location.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 22, 2003
It's hard to imagine anyone enjoying it except for those seeking to see people up there on the screen unhappier than themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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