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The Deep Blue Sea Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
May 25, 2013
Weisz makes Hester's dilemma interesting for a while, but even an actress as fine as she can't begin to mold the character into someone worth caring about.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 25, 2012
Have your exit route mapped out before the lights go down.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 26, 2012
The Deep Blue Sea looked good and featured a fantastic leading performance from Weisz but the men fail the film, like their characters fail Hester (Weisz). Maybe that's the point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
March 18, 2012
The Deep Blue Sea is more concerned with replicating period detail than anything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
May 3, 2012
It's never a good thing when your main character is the least interesting person onscreen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
It's a clumsy, dated and stodgy production -- ugly to look at, unromantic in the extreme.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Don Groves
sbs.com.au
April 1, 2012
An oddly muted, inert tale of adultery and unrequited passion in post-war London.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
April 27, 2012
Rachel Weisz is impressive, but The Deep Blue Sea is never as good as it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
November 25, 2011
Even more melodramatic, badly written and poorly acted than Twilight: Breaking Dawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 30, 2012
Davies' vaunted style is not enough.
Robert Levin
amNewYork
March 23, 2012
A collection of beautiful visual compositions, deliberate long takes and all-around distinguished dramatics that remains perilously detached from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
March 24, 2012
An underwhelming experience despite stylish cinematography and a brave performance by Rachel Weisz.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
April 16, 2012
For all of its theatrics, The Deep Blue Sea is a flat portrait of love and the depressing depths of heartbreak.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Catherine Shoard
Guardian
September 12, 2011
The Deep Blue Sea remains flat as a duck pond, the prisoner of a story whose relevance, even in metaphor, has lost much of its sting, and whose dialogue has more than a whiff of a French and Saunders sketch...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 7, 2012
The challenge to make this play work is immense, and it has not been successful. Understatement of emotions has been translated as lacking pace
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 10, 2012
Rachel Weisz performs a superb star turn here, but I'm still in a deep funk after watching this gloomy drama.
Michael Atkinson
Boston Phoenix
March 28, 2012
Rattigan's drama is a small room to maneuver in, and in the end Hester's despair is hers alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 30, 2012
It's a time machine of a movie; but who will want to take the trip?
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
October 20, 2012
Terence Davies: More poetry of pain
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 19, 2012
Davies doesn't provide stylish counterweights to the heavy drama. Any story that starts with a woman writing a suicide note is cheating us of an honest investment in the outcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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