Submergence Reviews

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April 19, 2018
Everything gets a wash of waterly metaphors. Or at least I think they do, since the dialogue is likewise submerged in a sea of reverb, microphone distortion, sonic effects, and a soupy orchestral score that never shuts up.
April 14, 2018
...the film lacks everything we used to love about Wenders' early work.
April 13, 2018
Seventy-two-year-old Wim Wenders has no apologies to make to cinema, nor does any longtime follower of his alternately soaring and crashing career for no longer being a Wenders completist.
April 13, 2018
I did like the Germanic sobriety Wenders applies to the material-you never doubt something is at stake, even if the storytelling pieces don't always pay off.
April 13, 2018
Veteran director Wim Wenders is comfortable with taking risks and has never been pigeonholed, but his movies have rarely been as static or flat-out boring as this depressing, message-heavy romance.
April 13, 2018
The actors and the filmmaking are seductive enough that Submergence isn't a chore to sit through, but it's not engrossing, either.
April 13, 2018
SUBMERGENCE is strictly for art-house audiences, specifically fans of Wenders, but even they'll likely be bored by what's easily a lesser-effort
April 13, 2018
Chances are good that he cast McAvoy and Vikander because he thought they were right for the film... Unfortunately, [Wim] Wenders is unable to capture much chemistry when they're together or suspense when they're apart.
April 12, 2018
Despite their strong performances, McAvoy and Vikander are unable to save this sinking ship of a film. Ultimately, we are sadly left with an average movie that leaves viewers feeling disappointed and unsatisfied.
April 12, 2018
Despite the potent raw material at his disposal, Wenders listlessly flips back and forth between the two backdrops, allowing any remaining element of dramatic tension to slowly seep out along the way.
April 12, 2018
Submergence is worthy of the engravings that could have illustrated a poetic anthology of Hölderlin. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 12, 2018
Submergence - despite much lovesick gravitas from its two leads - never quite coalesces into the epic romance that it should. It fizzles when it should ignite, leaving the viewer with a palpable yearning for something other than a shrug.
April 12, 2018
Much of "Submergence" remains frustratingly inert and vague, as though the helmer never wanted to commit to a single idea, instead offering several half-baked concepts with hopes something might stick.
April 12, 2018
Ms. Dignam's script distills the novel into middlebrow Hollywood treacle.
April 11, 2018
An objectively bad movie, paradoxically ponderous and pointless.
April 11, 2018
You'll have nobody to blame but yourself - or the filmmakers - if you keep watching after the sixty-minute mark.
April 10, 2018
Submergence moves, as one of its creatures, in waters so turbulent it can't scale its excessive ambitions. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 10, 2018
Submergence lives only pending its rigor, its strange and pompous efforts of abstraction. And, of course, it runs out. There is no air left. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 10, 2018
All mood and somber tone, moments of action or the threat of it interrupting the sheer tedium of a romance that never sparks.
April 6, 2018
Submergence's globetrotting only succeeds at exposing the hollowness of the characters at the film's center.
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