The Weight of Water Reviews
December 6, 2005
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.
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 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 8, 2002
None of the characters or plot-lines are fleshed-out enough to build any interest.
November 27, 2002
It's a 100-year old mystery that is constantly being interrupted by Elizabeth Hurley in a bathing suit.
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.
November 7, 2002
The problem is that for the most part, the film is deadly dull.
November 6, 2002
In old-fashioned screenwriting parlance, Ms. Shreve's novel proved too difficult a text to 'lick,' despite the efforts of a first-rate cast.