Maelstrom Reviews

August 1, 2002
Strange it is, but delightfully so.
June 6, 2002
Darkly funny and frequently insightful.
May 10, 2002
An original little film about one young woman's education.
April 5, 2002
This is a nervy, risky film, and Villeneuve has inspired Croze to give herself over completely to the tormented persona of Bibi.
March 29, 2002
Maelstrom is strange and compelling, engrossing and different, a moral tale with a twisted sense of humor.
March 22, 2002
Sensual, funny and, in the end, very touching.
March 22, 2002
Observant intelligence constantly vies with pretension -- and sometimes plain wacky implausibility -- throughout Maelstrom.
March 13, 2002
[Villeneuve] seems to realize intuitively that even morality is reduced to an option by the ultimate mysteries of life and death.
January 25, 2002
By turns fanciful, grisly and engagingly quixotic.
January 25, 2002
Not for all tastes. But I, for one, was hooked by this fish's tale.
January 24, 2002
Maelstrom is a deliberately unsteady mixture of stylistic elements.
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.