The Deep End Reviews

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May 20, 2014
The Deep End is an unconventional thriller with unconventional characters, unconventional actors and an unconventional pace. That serves the movie quite well.
January 13, 2011
Woman-in-jeopardy thriller with a double twist.
September 25, 2010
Margaret doesn't throw punches, just rolls with them. Some of her actions can't be objectively condoned. But through a maternal prism, Tilda Swinton makes sure they're understood, with skill sly enough to register strongly in the most ordinary of roles.
July 30, 2007
Finely crafted but more than a little overrated.
July 14, 2007
June 18, 2006
As the protective mother, the brilliant Tilda Swinton elevates this well-directed neo-noir way above its status as a loose remake of the 1949 Max Ophuls's Reckless Moment.
December 6, 2005
October 1, 2005
March 10, 2003
February 13, 2003
Its overall attempts at re-igniting the unsettling ambience of old-fashioned film noir are let down by a potholed plot and poor characterisation.
January 29, 2003
Having two directors at the helm doesn't help
December 8, 2002
A film that is diverting but not memorable.
November 18, 2002
Swinton ... is for once deglamorized into an ordinary woman enlarged by extraordinary circumstances, and the role animates her wonderfully.
November 18, 2002
A stunning and stylish update of The Reckless Moment (1949), the sophomore effort from Siegel and McGehee is a taut psychological drama that lingers long after its credits roll.
October 30, 2002
October 15, 2002
An engrossing, full-of-surprises thriller about a woman who gives new meaning to the term 'supermom.'
October 10, 2002
The characters and their duplicitous relationships ... are riveting.
June 27, 2002
Unbidden, Alek (Goran Visnjic) gives Margaret what she wants from her family: recognition. Maybe that's all that any woman wants from her family.
June 18, 2002
For the most part ... the filmmakers and performers invest a high level of intelligence and sympathy into The Deep End.
June 9, 2002
The unadorned beauty of Swinton's fascinating face is reminiscent of the model in Andrew Wyeth's famous painting "Braids." Once you've looked into her narrowed eyes, you're hooked.
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