Maelstrom Reviews

August 26, 2003
Antiseptic and distantly intellectual.
June 6, 2002
Most fish stories are a little peculiar, but this is one that should be thrown back in the river.
May 8, 2002
'Sophisticated' viewers who refuse to admit that they don't like it will likely call it 'challenging' to their fellow sophisticates.
March 22, 2002
Observant intelligence constantly vies with pretension -- and sometimes plain wacky implausibility -- throughout Maelstrom.
March 7, 2002
Villeneuve spends too much time wallowing in Bibi's generic angst (there are a lot of shots of her gazing out windows).
January 22, 2002
Wanders all over the map thematically and stylistically, and borrows heavily from Lynch, Jeunet, and von Trier while failing to find a spark of its own.
January 10, 2002
Without non-stop techno or the existential overtones of a Kieslowski morality tale, Maelstrm is just another Winter Sleepers.