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The Weight of Water Reviews

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May 30, 2011
The boating scenes have a languid yet charged sexuality, and the performances remain vibrant and rock-solid to the end.
December 20, 2006
Artistically speaking, Bigelow's drama may be her most ambitous and personal film to date, a multi-layered (period and contemporary) psychological thriller that borrows from Bergman's masterpiece Persona; commercially, however, it's problematic.
Read More | Original Score: B-
November 12, 2003
Nem as ótimas performances de Sarah Polley e Sean Penn conseguem conferir energia a este filme, cujas histórias desenvolvidas paralelamente se anulam de forma implacável.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 1, 2003
The film might appeal to those who've already read the book, but it's unlikely those who haven't will find much of anything to enjoy here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 19, 2003
But Bigelow creates such an intoxicating swell it is hard to not get drawn in to the whole convoluted mess these era-spanning characters find themselves in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 17, 2003
It doesn't surprise me that this film sat for two years in storage before released, as the final version appeared clunky.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 2, 2003
Bigelow offers some flashy twists and turns that occasionally fortify this turgid fable. But for the most part, The Weight of Water comes off as a two-way time-switching myopic mystery that stalls in its lackluster gear of emotional blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2003
Despite an impressive roster of stars and direction from Kathryn Bigelow, The Weight of Water is oppressively heavy.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 2, 2003
The superior plotline isn't quite enough to drag along the dead (water) weight of the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 30, 2002
Elegantly crafted but emotionally cold, a puzzle whose intricate construction one can admire but is difficult to connect with on any deeper level.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 19, 2002
The jarring jumps between disconnected stories and watered-down sensationalism make for a soggy experience.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 13, 2002
The Weight of Water uses water as a metaphor for subconscious desire, but this leaky script barely stays afloat.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 13, 2002
[Two] fairly dull -- contrasting and interlocking stories about miserable Scandinavian settlers in 18th-century Canada, and yuppie sailboaters in the here and now.
December 13, 2002
There are a few wrong notes, and the ending is too enigmatic for its own good, but for a studio production the film is uncommonly intelligent and uncompromising.
Read More | Original Score: A-
December 13, 2002
Sarah Polley deserves some kind of recognition for her role in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 8, 2002
None of the characters or plot-lines are fleshed-out enough to build any interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 6, 2002
Works better in its various parts than as a whole.
November 27, 2002
It's a 100-year old mystery that is constantly being interrupted by Elizabeth Hurley in a bathing suit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 22, 2002
A well-acted movie that simply doesn't gel.
November 15, 2002
Shreve's graceful dual narrative gets clunky on the screen, and we keep getting torn away from the compelling historical tale to a less-compelling soap opera.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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