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.
July 17, 2009
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.
December 6, 2005
October 7, 2004
November 12, 2003
Nem as timas performances de Sarah Polley e Sean Penn conseguem conferir energia a este filme, cujas histrias desenvolvidas paralelamente se anulam de forma implacvel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 26, 2003
Despite an impressive roster of stars and direction from Kathryn Bigelow, The Weight of Water is oppressively heavy.
January 2, 2003
The superior plotline isn't quite enough to drag along the dead (water) weight of the other.
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.
December 19, 2002
The jarring jumps between disconnected stories and watered-down sensationalism make for a soggy experience.
December 16, 2002
December 13, 2002
The Weight of Water uses water as a metaphor for subconscious desire, but this leaky script barely stays afloat.
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.
December 13, 2002
Sarah Polley deserves some kind of recognition for her role in this film.
December 8, 2002
None of the characters or plot-lines are fleshed-out enough to build any interest.
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