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The Deep End Reviews

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November 12, 2001
| Original Score: 0/10
August 21, 2001
Somehow The Deep End feels slightly... off.
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 27, 2001
The gimmick that might have worked on serialized radio in the 1930's but not on the big screen today
| Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2001
If it weren't for the recurring common sense loopholes...there would be little to distract from the chilling tingle The Deep End emits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2002
...insofar as creating any kind of realism or credibility is concerned...the movie goes quickly off the deep end.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
August 15, 2001
Its self-awareness is never less than jarring -- trash too high-minded to come out and indulge itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 1, 2001
A mercilessly incompetent thriller that's easily as soulless (and brainless) as Tomb Raider or Planet of the Apes or Jurassic Park III.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 11, 2001
One of the noblest failures that I've had the mixed pleasure of seeing this year.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 6, 2002
| Original Score: 2.5/4
August 8, 2001
Despite a couple of interesting twists and an excellent lead performance, their potentially interesting story is eventually undermined by too many holes and inconsistencies.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 8, 2001
Taken out of that very specific social context and updated for contemporary audiences, the retrograde story runs into problems. Margaret's character is still written as if there were still a war on and single motherhood was brand new...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 20, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 20, 2001
Has a cool, glassy appeal -- but then, so does a fish tank.
August 27, 2001
Not to say that The Deep End is a bad film, exactly, rather it's a forgettable one that is remarkable only for its almost complete lack of distinction.
September 20, 2001
Real conflict in a serious drama need not involve cash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 11, 2001
The quiet force of Swinton's performance cannot bridge the ever-increasing disconnect between the film and the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 31, 2001
[Swinton's] is a character with little modulation, despite the many twists and turns of plot in this would-be Hitchcockian thriller.
November 19, 2001
A rather dull movie, weighed down by its pretensions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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