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The Weight of Water Reviews

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November 1, 2002
The actors are splendid, especially Sarah Polley and Sean Penn, but we never feel confident that these two plots fit together, belong together, or work together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 29, 2002
Bigelow is so intent upon making a non-exploitative movie that she de-sensationalizes the film to the point where it loses all energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
November 1, 2002
Weaves a spell over you, with its disturbingly close-up look at damaged psyches and its subtle undercurrents of danger. But its awkward structure keeps breaking the spell.
October 31, 2002
No matter how deep her hurt, Jean and her insecurities make for an impoverished counterpoint to the tragedy of a woman imprisoned by history as well as by madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
November 3, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 31, 2002
From the diary of Kathryn Bigelow - "Maybe this whole project was some subconscious effort to take shots at the jackasses in my life."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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-
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
October 29, 2002
Lovingly detailed but unaccountably clumsy, obviously ambitious, and unfortunately chintzy.
October 31, 2002
When the movie finally collapses on itself late in the game, it leaves you in the frustrating position of having to pick up its scattered pieces and assemble them as best you can.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 1, 2002
A boring, pretentious muddle that uses a sensational, real-life 19th-Century crime as a metaphor for -- well, I'm not exactly sure what -- and has all the dramatic weight of a raindrop.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 2, 2002
It's got a good director. Good cast. Good source material. Yet it still sinks like a stone.
Read More | 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
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
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
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
June 13, 2002
Makes its belated arrival sporting the bloated, pruny appearance of something that's been floating aimlessly for longer than anybody cares to remember.
Read More | Original Score: 42/100
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