Dead Calm
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While on a yachting expedition on the open seas, a married couple encounters a wrecked vessel and rescues the sole survivor. The couple soon discovers that the seemingly harmless survivor is actually a vicious murderer, and a tense showdown on the open seas follows in this tense thriller.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though not always entirely credible, Dead Calm is a nail-biting suspense pic [from the novel by Charles Williams] handsomely produced and inventively directed."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"This is not a gimmick film ... and Kidman and Zane do generate real, palpable hatred in their scenes together."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A remarkable breakout for Nicole Kidman, who gives this feminist thriller everything it deserves, and more."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"One of the better yuppies-in-jeopardy thrillers of the late '80s and early '90s."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"A gripping three-character film that plays out like Hitchcock on the High Seas."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"A classic piece of pared-down genre film-making is lent extra depth by an emotional subtext stressing Kidman's transition from dependent wife to resourceful individual."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"[Noyce is] a masterful manipulator, but eventually there is no more wind in these sails, not even enough to riffle a jib, as the story and Rae's character wear thin."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"One of the best thrillers of our'll leave your gasping for air"
‑ Clint Morris, Mediasharx
"Great thriller with two excellent actors!"
‑ Willie Waffle,
"Chilling, claustrophobic tale of menace on a dead calm ocean."
‑ Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia)
""Dead Calm" ... becomes disturbing for all the wrong reasons."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"For much of the movie, you're enthralled. By the end, you're laughing. This is not good."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Fun, scary and suspensful from start to finish."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Edgy cinematography keeps the tension coming like waves."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A crisp and commanding little thriller."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
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