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.
May 20, 2003
One moment, ''Head Above Water'' plays like a clanking melodrama, the next like a gallows comedy of corrupt yuppie manners.
Top Critic
April 12, 2002
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.