Sea Fever Reviews

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November 5, 2019
Neasa Hardiman's latest feature is a triumph in atmospheric horror. Sea Fever is a thrilling ride that excites and frightens. It's a slow burn, or more like a slow drowning, that's bound to make you seasick.
October 28, 2019
The growing desperation of the crew comes across vividly, as escape becomes less and less likely, causing understated panic and adding to the unrelieved tension.
October 8, 2019
Sea Fever is a tense, emotionally distressing piece of body horror, but it also serves as a cautionary tale.
October 7, 2019
So while the film puts its influences way out front, its impressive execution makes it well worth the 89 minutes.
October 3, 2019
Hardiman's tension within confined seafaring quarters works to pressurize and constrict this "Cabin Fever meets The Thing aboard a trawling vessel."
September 30, 2019
Sea Fever is quite the catch, a film that easily could have sank under narrative portentiousness and instead floats above many films of its ilk.
September 30, 2019
The basic trappings of the story may be firmly the stuff of sci-fi - a trapped group of ragtag survivors versus a monster of unfathomable strength and unknown origin - but everything else is eerily rooted in realism.
September 28, 2019
Hardiman's film isn't searching for the big explosive thrills that you see in more sensationalized tales of the high sea. Her movie is in search of mediation on actualizing the impending doom of its characters.
September 23, 2019
Sea Fever is a beautifully shot and well realized story, that has emotional depth and nuance.
September 18, 2019
Sea Fever is an oceanic brand of horror that has faded with our taste for cheese, but Hardiman approaches it in a way that revisits the subgenre unpretentious sturdiness.
September 16, 2019
Sea Fever proves better in concept than in execution, let down by a second act of fumbled editing and slackened tension.
September 15, 2019
...The Thing or Life but filtered through the prism of a procedural...
September 13, 2019
Some recognizable cast names and enough action to fill out a trailer should make this a viable acquisition item, but TV director Neasa Hardiman's first feature will play as a slow night's forgettable time-killer in any format.
September 13, 2019
Sea Fever is a nightmare you can't take your eyes off of and can't stop thinking about after it wraps up. It's a highly engrossing and entertaining way to challenge assumptions and reactions to the unknown.
September 12, 2019
While the film breaks no new ground, it's a satisfying run through familiar territory, offering reconfigured versions of scenes horror fans will know by heart, and interesting variations on the mix of characters.
September 12, 2019
Ironically, there's far more to the rest of "Sea Fever" than it appears at first glance and while the water isn't safe to swim in, the film is well worth taking a dip.
September 12, 2019
The richest tension in Sea Fever comes not from its monster but from those driven wild by it.
September 12, 2019
Hardiman [maintains] uncertainty well after we see what the creature can do because it [confirms] that mankind will talk itself in circles [to preserve] its self-interest.
September 11, 2019
Despite its winning cast and genuinely interesting meditation on family versus isolation, Sea Fever falls short of its potential.
September 8, 2019
It will be compared to The Thing and even Alien, but it also feels like it has its own voice, anchored by a wonderfully grounded performance at its core and a phenomenal use of space and setting.
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