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
January 21, 2004
Debts must have been called in on this one.
May 20, 2003
One moment, ''Head Above Water'' plays like a clanking melodrama, the next like a gallows comedy of corrupt yuppie manners.
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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.