Head Above Water Reviews

May 20, 2008
Diaz is largely performing in a vacuum: Keitel, unbelievable for starters as a middle-aged judge, seems unsure at which pitch to play the largely physical comedy, and Sheffer, as the best friend, is fairly vanilla.
June 24, 2006
Diaz, clad mostly in a one-piece yellow swimsuit, is left floundering in the shallows of a script which relies on ludicrous human behaviour and mechanical plot twists, the latter signposted by an over-emphatic score.
October 10, 2005
October 17, 2004
April 27, 2004
January 22, 2004
January 21, 2004
Debts must have been called in on this one.
July 25, 2003
Interesting thriller with good twists.
May 20, 2003
One moment, ''Head Above Water'' plays like a clanking melodrama, the next like a gallows comedy of corrupt yuppie manners.
July 30, 2002
July 29, 2002
"intriguing, tricky and decidedly different"
Top Critic
April 12, 2002
March 24, 2002
After flailing around a lot, Head Above Water just about manages the title feat, though first-time director Jim Wilson is clearly out of his depth.
February 14, 2001
If you have to spend time with a corpse at the beach, this is better than "Weekend at Bernie's." But it's a near thing.
January 1, 2000