The Deep
The Deep (2013)

A Norwegian fisherman survives a shipwreck at sea, and wrestles with the guilt of being the sole survivor while being celebrated as a national hero in this affecting drama based on actual events. Iceland, Westman Islands: 1984. Gulli… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 12, 2013
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Kormakur's film suggests that the enigma of Gulli can somehow be found in his peasant humility, his connections to his community.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

Director Baltasar Kormákur filmed on an actual trawler, which he sank, and its authentic-looking scenes will leave you shivering and reaching for a cardy.

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Manori Ravindran
National Post

It's an unexpected but provocative direction by Kormákur, who's placed himself in exactly the right elements to make this masterful film.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Even knowing the outcome ... doesn't diminish the intensity and awe of watching it recreated in this deftly framed docudrama by prodigious Icelandic auteur Kormakur.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the film is rarely, if ever, as captivating as one might've expected and/or hoped.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

[Gulli's] story's pretty remarkable. But this film achieves a real kind of lonely magic when he's bobbing on the waves under the night sky, talking to a gull.

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Alissa Simon

Baltasar Kormakur's latest is a touching, low-key depiction of an incident in which a fishing boat sinks a few miles from shore.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Dedicated as it is to 'Icelandic fishermen', you'll never look at a fillet of prime cod in the same light again.

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Sun Online

A beautiful-looking tale of survival, which is both harrowing and uplifting in equal measure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
The Movie Waffler
In 1984, a crew of fishermen set off from their small Icelandic island for what should have been another routine few days plying their trade in the North… More
Daniel Parsons
A film of two halves; the first gripping and involving, the second wandering and melancholic, and honestly it's a bit of a slog towards the end (though… More