Knife in the Water Reviews

March 26, 2009
Middle-aged cocksureness, arrogance and incomprehension versus teenage revolt, with a young woman as a sort of arbiter, is the theme of this lively and inventive little pic.
June 24, 2006
Polanski's first feature, a model of economic, imaginative film-making which, in many ways, he has hardly improved upon since.
October 13, 2003
Knife in the Water has one of those simple, clearly expressed narratives that grabs you and holds you even though not much goes on.
May 20, 2003
It eminently justifies the interest in its acid contents and in the techniques of its young director that it stirred.
May 21, 2002
Not easily accessible, but a film whose scenes and themes stick with you.
January 1, 2000
The sexual tensions build slowly and subtly, and when they explode into violence, it seems to be the desired result.