The Drowning Pool Reviews

June 6, 2015
It has a field day recycling private eye cliches while down in the bayou.
March 14, 2015
Perhaps the saddest thing about The Drowning Pool is that the incompetence-cum-artiness of Stuart Rosenberg has subverted the talent of the usually redoubtable Gordon Willis.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Unfortunately, Rosenberg directs flatly, hopping from one set piece to the next, disjointedly throwing characters of varying interest across Newman's path.
May 9, 2005
As a convoluted caper it generates action rather than character and surface mystery rather than meaning.
October 23, 2004
A confusing and not very exciting private eye caper.
May 24, 2003
Dullish detective yarn that promises a great deal more than it delivers in story, direction or atmosphere.
January 1, 2000
An interminable drag.