The Drowning Pool Reviews

  • Feb 12, 2019

    This claims, Thanks also for that even though your said site's Tomatometer only has a mediocre 0.5 or 1/2 for its 'seventyfive ( '75 ) ( 'lxxv ) flick ' ' DROWNING Pool, ' ' we want to say that DESPITE S. Rosenberg's FLATLY performed directing, we thought the way Mr. P. Newman's hero ( among others ) makes another set of fine performances happen was one ( 1 ) ( i ) of MANY ways that this more than makes up for that....

    This claims, Thanks also for that even though your said site's Tomatometer only has a mediocre 0.5 or 1/2 for its 'seventyfive ( '75 ) ( 'lxxv ) flick ' ' DROWNING Pool, ' ' we want to say that DESPITE S. Rosenberg's FLATLY performed directing, we thought the way Mr. P. Newman's hero ( among others ) makes another set of fine performances happen was one ( 1 ) ( i ) of MANY ways that this more than makes up for that....

  • May 19, 2016

    Ecrit par Walter Hill et réalisé par Scott Rosenberg (deux noms qu'on associe avec une certaine qualité, habituellement), The Drowning Pool n'a pas vraiment d'intrigue centrée mais possède beaucoup de style et une atmosphère assez pesante dans un bayou typique de Louisiane. Si Paul Newman domine encore les débats, force est de constater qu'ils sont particulièrement peu intéressant cette fois-ci et que cette lutte de pouvoir entre un magnat du pétrole et l'ex du personnage principal n'a rien de passionnant. Hormis une bonne scène dans un appartement inondé, The Drowning Pool n'apporte rien de nouveau au genre, malgré un score remarquable.

    Ecrit par Walter Hill et réalisé par Scott Rosenberg (deux noms qu'on associe avec une certaine qualité, habituellement), The Drowning Pool n'a pas vraiment d'intrigue centrée mais possède beaucoup de style et une atmosphère assez pesante dans un bayou typique de Louisiane. Si Paul Newman domine encore les débats, force est de constater qu'ils sont particulièrement peu intéressant cette fois-ci et que cette lutte de pouvoir entre un magnat du pétrole et l'ex du personnage principal n'a rien de passionnant. Hormis une bonne scène dans un appartement inondé, The Drowning Pool n'apporte rien de nouveau au genre, malgré un score remarquable.

  • Apr 11, 2015

    good private eye pic like the one played by frank sanatra in 'tony rome"

    good private eye pic like the one played by frank sanatra in 'tony rome"

  • Jan 25, 2015

    An unremarkable private eye film, but it has a few top rate scenes and it does not stumble too badly.

    An unremarkable private eye film, but it has a few top rate scenes and it does not stumble too badly.

  • Apr 30, 2014

    Fantastic Paul Newman and young Melanie Griffith could not save this one for me. Southern based private detective movie has Newman trying to help an old girlfriend in trouble. [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRMEjvw4oALolj5AuW2NJX0_LzDBQAUAQnearexOGKCacNyulnC0A[/img] At one point, the complicated plot has Harper (Newman) and Kilbourne's wife Mavis (Gail Strickland) locked in a hydrotherapy room, with the water rising to the ceiling, hence the film's title. Not saying this is not a film for you, it is worth watching but decide for yourself. The film appears like a television movie. "The Drowning Pool," which is a confusing and not very exciting private-eye caper." Roger Ebert [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTUOk5jFTm2DdbNA2EDnB4wXbVxWgGJh_wiYoHyOsuyv4T7AYCr-A[/img] SEE the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=adMiCIS3Nzs See the entire film (from VHS) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFhlix7JaUA [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRWQ-s_oZ6SCV_ZSlLWlproUhP0mjrxf0r9gnw7ICFdnHVtddVLwA[/img] Griffith REVIEWS from those like us: 60% Good, but nothing extraordinary, and considering the cast, I would have expected more. It's well made, a little to slow in parts, but generally satisf... [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQI-jUMoTkmGI-PdWTjoSMzRvTk1BBw6Fjya3DTrvewOmrD5d63vg[/img] Cast Paul Newman as Lew Harper Joanne Woodward as Iris Devereaux Anthony Franciosa (credited as Tony Franciosa) as Chief Broussard Murray Hamilton as Kilbourne Gail Strickland as Mavis Kilbourne Melanie Griffith as Schuyler Devereaux Linda Haynes as Gretchen Andre Trottier as Hydrotherapist Richard Jaeckel as Lieutenant Franks Paul Koslo as Candy Joe Canutt as Glo Andrew Robinson (credited as Andy Robinson) as Pat Reavis Coral Browne as Olivia Devereaux [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTOIacnY02OvJ6RK3_mY_OoPgz4j3GGTKMRnAYvJMLINFailKWgvw[/img] Directed by Stuart Rosenberg Produced by David Foster Lawrence Turman Written by Tracy Keenan Wynn Lorenzo Semple Jr. Walter Hill Music by Michael Small Cinematography John C. Howard Studio First Artists Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Release dates 1975 Running time 109 min [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/69/Drowning_pool.jpg/220px-Drowning_pool.jpg[/img]

    Fantastic Paul Newman and young Melanie Griffith could not save this one for me. Southern based private detective movie has Newman trying to help an old girlfriend in trouble. [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRMEjvw4oALolj5AuW2NJX0_LzDBQAUAQnearexOGKCacNyulnC0A[/img] At one point, the complicated plot has Harper (Newman) and Kilbourne's wife Mavis (Gail Strickland) locked in a hydrotherapy room, with the water rising to the ceiling, hence the film's title. Not saying this is not a film for you, it is worth watching but decide for yourself. The film appears like a television movie. "The Drowning Pool," which is a confusing and not very exciting private-eye caper." Roger Ebert [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTUOk5jFTm2DdbNA2EDnB4wXbVxWgGJh_wiYoHyOsuyv4T7AYCr-A[/img] SEE the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=adMiCIS3Nzs See the entire film (from VHS) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFhlix7JaUA [img]https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRWQ-s_oZ6SCV_ZSlLWlproUhP0mjrxf0r9gnw7ICFdnHVtddVLwA[/img] Griffith REVIEWS from those like us: 60% Good, but nothing extraordinary, and considering the cast, I would have expected more. It's well made, a little to slow in parts, but generally satisf... [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQI-jUMoTkmGI-PdWTjoSMzRvTk1BBw6Fjya3DTrvewOmrD5d63vg[/img] Cast Paul Newman as Lew Harper Joanne Woodward as Iris Devereaux Anthony Franciosa (credited as Tony Franciosa) as Chief Broussard Murray Hamilton as Kilbourne Gail Strickland as Mavis Kilbourne Melanie Griffith as Schuyler Devereaux Linda Haynes as Gretchen Andre Trottier as Hydrotherapist Richard Jaeckel as Lieutenant Franks Paul Koslo as Candy Joe Canutt as Glo Andrew Robinson (credited as Andy Robinson) as Pat Reavis Coral Browne as Olivia Devereaux [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTOIacnY02OvJ6RK3_mY_OoPgz4j3GGTKMRnAYvJMLINFailKWgvw[/img] Directed by Stuart Rosenberg Produced by David Foster Lawrence Turman Written by Tracy Keenan Wynn Lorenzo Semple Jr. Walter Hill Music by Michael Small Cinematography John C. Howard Studio First Artists Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures Release dates 1975 Running time 109 min [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/69/Drowning_pool.jpg/220px-Drowning_pool.jpg[/img]

  • Jul 15, 2013

    "Drowning Pool" es el regreso de Lew Harper, un cinico y astuto detective privado interpretado a la perfeccion por Paul Newman. Aunque esta especie de secuela fue destrozada por la critica en su epoca, vista hoy es un trabajo entretenido, con mucha clase y giros interesantes. Recomendada para los amantes del genero detectivesco.

    "Drowning Pool" es el regreso de Lew Harper, un cinico y astuto detective privado interpretado a la perfeccion por Paul Newman. Aunque esta especie de secuela fue destrozada por la critica en su epoca, vista hoy es un trabajo entretenido, con mucha clase y giros interesantes. Recomendada para los amantes del genero detectivesco.

  • Jul 15, 2013

    "Drowning Pool" es el regreso de Lew Harper, un cinico y astuto detective privado interpretado a la perfeccion por Paul Newman. Aunque esta especie de secuela fue destrozada por la critica en su epoca, vista hoy es un trabajo entretenido, con mucha clase y giros interesantes. Recomendada para los amantes del genero detectivesco.

    "Drowning Pool" es el regreso de Lew Harper, un cinico y astuto detective privado interpretado a la perfeccion por Paul Newman. Aunque esta especie de secuela fue destrozada por la critica en su epoca, vista hoy es un trabajo entretenido, con mucha clase y giros interesantes. Recomendada para los amantes del genero detectivesco.

  • Mar 16, 2013

    The Drowning Pool (1975) -- [5.0] -- Paul Newman returns as private eye Lew Harper, hired by an ex-flame to solve a blackmail case involving adultery and oil-rich land. As with the previous "Harper" film, the stakes are never high enough and no one's quite worth caring about. The film is good for one suspenseful set piece involving a flooding room (hence the title?), but it's a pretty sleepy movie otherwise. If you love Newman, he might be enough carry you over the finish line. Joanne Woodward is very good as the ex-flame and Murray Hamilton is memorable as a nasty oil baron. Young Melanie Griffith pops up as Woodward's nymphet daughter.

    The Drowning Pool (1975) -- [5.0] -- Paul Newman returns as private eye Lew Harper, hired by an ex-flame to solve a blackmail case involving adultery and oil-rich land. As with the previous "Harper" film, the stakes are never high enough and no one's quite worth caring about. The film is good for one suspenseful set piece involving a flooding room (hence the title?), but it's a pretty sleepy movie otherwise. If you love Newman, he might be enough carry you over the finish line. Joanne Woodward is very good as the ex-flame and Murray Hamilton is memorable as a nasty oil baron. Young Melanie Griffith pops up as Woodward's nymphet daughter.

  • Aug 30, 2012

    I chose to go see this with one guy over going to see Joan Jett and the BlackHearts with another guy... DUMB MOVE!!!!!

    I chose to go see this with one guy over going to see Joan Jett and the BlackHearts with another guy... DUMB MOVE!!!!!

  • Apr 07, 2012

    Excellent mid-seventies noir

    Excellent mid-seventies noir