Styx (2019)



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Rike--40, a doctor from Europe--embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike's everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfills a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a momentous decision.


Critic Reviews for Styx

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

This is "All Is Lost" with a spinning moral compass and a topical dimension that proves even more gripping than its brilliantly achieved visceral action.

Feb 24, 2018 | Full Review…
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Carrying practically the entire film, Wolff is never less than remarkable in a demanding role that's 80 percent silence and 20 percent English-language dialogue.

Feb 16, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the most compelling cinematic attempts to tackle the ongoing migrant crisis.

Feb 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Styx is not just a movie about refugees but about our current political moment in which intelligent, rational people look at an increasingly narrow-minded, greedy world and despair at the seeming insurmountability of the problems.

Nov 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Impresses with its clean, purposeful direction even in its elliptical opening scenes, before the plot narrows to a laser focus.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Quite literally dead in the water.

Sep 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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