The Deep Blue Sea Reviews

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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.
October 1, 2012
[Weisz'] performance that transforms her from actress to movie star.
April 26, 2012
The best parts of the movie, like the scene with William's mother, involve isolated set pieces in which Weisz interacts with another actor.
April 19, 2012
A story of passion and its aftermath; of what happens when an unhappy woman goes chasing after something shiny, only to find how quickly it fades.
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.
April 13, 2012
"It's difficult to judge when you're caught between the devil and the deep blue sea." So it is.
April 12, 2012
Weisz gives a heartbreaking performance; her Hester spirals into doom, hungry for the physical pleasures she has found.
April 12, 2012
Hiddleston is good as the fickle playboy but Weisz, who smoulders as Hester, is better.
April 6, 2012
This is Rachel Weisz's movie. She's as luminous as a Pre-Raphaelite portrait, yet she brings to Hester a high-wire, modern tremulousness...
March 30, 2012
This is an extremely deft job of adaptation.
March 30, 2012
It's a time machine of a movie; but who will want to take the trip?
March 30, 2012
Maddeningly oblique and incomplete, despite paying what at times feels like excruciating attention to the minutiae of a dying love affair's final hours.
March 29, 2012
Rachel Weisz - in what has to be the performance of her career, and there have been lots of good ones - plays an intelligent woman in the grip of a lust that's too big to handle or suppress. She can either ride the tiger or be devoured.
March 29, 2012
It feels current. That's to do with the timelessness of Davies's idea of how lush a film can feel. It's also to do with the modernity of his star.
March 29, 2012
The film feels pity for the exhausted city of London. The vast metropolis was the scene of greatness during World War II, but a few years later, it is drab, hungry and without optimism.
March 28, 2012
In scene after scene, painful pauses in conversation seem to amplify the incessant ticking of the clock in the room, a subtle reminder that time rolls onward and our brief lives are not to be frittered away.
March 23, 2012
Director Terence Davies can paint melancholy and misery in as many shades as the Eskimos allegedly have words that mean "snow."
March 23, 2012
Even as it settles a bit more comfortably into its story of romantic disillusionment, The Deep Blue Sea is marked by a kind of profound stasis of choice.
March 23, 2012
Captures a very delicate sense of romantic decay.
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