Submergence Reviews

August 8, 2018
This is the film of an old man who has retained a humble, almost naive attitude to experience, an awareness there are depths he has left unplumbed. There is something quite moving about this.
April 20, 2018
The audience is left, then, submerged in two very different movies where the protagonists are going to sink or swim - but unsatisfyingly - not together.
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 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
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.
September 13, 2017
Even two glamorous and well-matched stars of the moment can't do much to undermine the Wenders meander.
September 13, 2017
It's a love story, it's a spy thriller, it's an underwater adventure, it's about terrorism, it's about climate change, it's about being ghosted by text (!). But ultimately - sadly, predictably - it's also a bit of a mess.
September 13, 2017
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 13, 2017
... the film revels in playing up hinky parallels that rarely coalesce into anything of much substance. It sinks.