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September 18, 2017
This is a fine film, a throw-back to the wonderful American films of the 40s and very much worth a visit to the cinema (as these Brits would have said).
June 18, 2013
Now a new film of the play appears, adapted and directed by Terence Davies with Rachel Weisz in that stellar [Hester Collyer] role and with Rattigan's work in a freshening treatment.
June 17, 2013
The movie is an exquisite period piece, slow and dank, and unduly persuaded that it's rendering a classic.
February 4, 2013
The character is a victim of her own decisions, but Weisz's bruised performance in The Deep Blue Sea yields empathy for being battered by doomed romanticism.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2013
The heart wants what it wants and all that; it's anybody's guess why that might be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 5, 2012
As rumbling and tremendous a meditation on self and suicide as there's ever been onscreen. Director Terence Davies has now made masterpieces across four decades.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
October 30, 2012
While the film has some of the same characters as the play, the crucial relationship between Hester and the former doctor, Mister Miller (Karl Johnson of "Hot Fuzz") is reduced to almost nothing in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 1, 2012
[Weisz'] performance that transforms her from actress to movie star.
September 12, 2012
Though "Deep Blue Sea" is a quiet and stately film on the surface, it's powerful and raw underneath.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 5, 2012
Theater chamber piece efficiently directed and written by Terence Davies.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 30, 2012
The Deep Blue Sea is an eloquent love song. It's both hauntingly pitiful and very human. It's love in all its labor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 24, 2012
...so ravishing as pure cinema, it would likely work just as well - if not better - if the dialogue was turned down and the Barber played on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 17, 2012
Taking its tone from bombed-out post-war London, Davies' film is far from cheery, but if you don't mind the slow pace and can overlook the director's trademark mannerisms (including the almost obligatory pub singalongs), there's much to admire
July 15, 2012
A triumph of style and substance - a rare distinction that Davies has managed time and again.
June 12, 2012
...will sort the lovers from the cynics in a heartbeat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2012
Davies visually enhances the content of the play in a purely cinematic way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 4, 2012
The design is stunning and cunning: In one shot, a breath of cigarette smoke comes to brilliant cumulous life as Hester blows it into an otherwise invisible but purposefully placed shaft of light.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2012
There is more to the dense, deliberate and emotionally turbulent "The Deep Blue Sea" than its painterly style and anguished subject matter.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 3, 2012
Terence Davies doesn't make movies so much as he makes moods, languorous explorations of time and space that coalesce like a cloud of fragrant smoke.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 29, 2012
... an indigo tone poem about romantic restlessness - some call it "lust" - that is at once devastating, infuriating and a little unsatisfying, despite the best efforts of the actors and some genuinely beautiful visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
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