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Dead Calm Reviews

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March 24, 2014
A remarkable breakout for Nicole Kidman, who gives this feminist thriller everything it deserves, and more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 18, 2008
Though not always entirely credible, Dead Calm is a nail-biting suspense pic [from the novel by Charles Williams] handsomely produced and inventively directed.
March 3, 2006
One of the best thrillers of our time....it'll leave your gasping for air
| Original Score: 4/5
January 26, 2006
A classic piece of pared-down genre film-making is lent extra depth by an emotional subtext stressing Kidman's transition from dependent wife to resourceful individual.
December 5, 2005
Fun, scary and suspensful from start to finish.
| Original Score: 5/5
October 8, 2005
One of the better yuppies-in-jeopardy thrillers of the late '80s and early '90s.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 3, 2004
Great thriller with two excellent actors!
| Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2003
Edgy cinematography keeps the tension coming like waves.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 20, 2003
"Dead Calm" ... becomes disturbing for all the wrong reasons.
March 21, 2003
A gripping three-character film that plays out like Hitchcock on the High Seas.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 4, 2003
Chilling, claustrophobic tale of menace on a dead calm ocean.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2002
A crisp and commanding little thriller.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
This is not a gimmick film ... and Kidman and Zane do generate real, palpable hatred in their scenes together.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
For much of the movie, you're enthralled. By the end, you're laughing. This is not good.
January 1, 2000
[Noyce is] a masterful manipulator, but eventually there is no more wind in these sails, not even enough to riffle a jib, as the story and Rae's character wear thin.
January 1, 2000
An interesting failure that promises more than it delivers.
February 25, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
September 4, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
July 4, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 5, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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