Submergence (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Submergence (2018)



Want to See

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Submergence Videos

Submergence Photos

Movie Info

James (James McAvoy) is a British agent under the cover of a water engineer, while Danny (Alicia Vikander) is a bio-mathematician working on a deep-sea diving project to explore the origin of life on our planet. On a chance encounter in a remote resort in Normandy where they both prepare for their respective missions, they fall rapidly, and unexpectedly, into each other's arms and a deliriously wild love affair develops, even though their jobs are destined to separate them. Danny sets off on a perilous quest to dive to the bottom of the ocean. James's assignment takes him to Somalia, where he is sucked into a geopolitical vortex that puts him in grave danger. Both characters are subject to different kinds of isolation as they pine for each other; their determination to reconnect becomes as much an existential journey as a love story.


Critic Reviews for Submergence

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Even two glamorous and well-matched stars of the moment can't do much to undermine the Wenders meander.

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

The most roundly satisfying fiction feature Wenders has made since, well, that first one about the angel so in love he gives up immortality.

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

... the film revels in playing up hinky parallels that rarely coalesce into anything of much substance. It sinks.

September 12, 2017 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The settings are sometimes more interesting than the characters' own behaviors. [Full Review in Spanish]

March 12, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Despite big-name stars, Wenders' film will provoke nothing but indifferent shrugs from the few who choose to sit through it.

March 1, 2018 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Dabbling in topical themes like climate change and terrorism, all while attempting to execute a Bond-esque, star-crossed lovers narrative. Submergence's commentary ultimately conveys a whole lot of nothing.

September 18, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Audience Reviews

There are no featured reviews for Submergence at this time.

Submergence Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features