The Deep End
The Deep End (2001)

A mother is drawn into a sinister web of blackmail while trying to protect her son in this drama. Margaret Hall (Tilda Swinton) is a wife and mother of three living in Lake Tahoe, whose husband is a Naval officer stationed in the Atlantic… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 16, 2002
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82%
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60%



Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A well-acted film noir with arresting visuals.

Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Swinton ... is for once deglamorized into an ordinary woman enlarged by extraordinary circumstances, and the role animates her wonderfully.

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Steven Rosen
Denver Post

The Deep End is the year's best movie since Memento.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The Deep End is an unconventional thriller with unconventional characters, unconventional actors and an unconventional pace. That serves the movie quite well.

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

For the most part ... the filmmakers and performers invest a high level of intelligence and sympathy into The Deep End.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

The Deep End does what too few films even attempt -- it takes an ordinary life and places it in an extraordinary situation just believable enough to be terrifying.

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Don Groves
sbs.com.au

Woman-in-jeopardy thriller with a double twist.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

For all its genre trappings, this is an intelligent, probing study of an ordinary woman under extraordinary duress.

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Houston Chronicle

The film ultimately fails, either because the premise is too absurd, or the execution isn't absurd enough.

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Margaret doesn't throw punches, just rolls with them. Some of her actions can't be objectively condoned. But through a maternal prism, Tilda Swinton makes sure they're understood, with skill sly enough to register strongly in the most ordinary of roles.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Jake ....
Tack up another winner for Tilda Swinton! She is an actress that never ceases to astound me. She is such a dominating force onscreen, but she never over acts or… More
Jeffrey Meyers
The Deep End is a well-executed all around noir, one that features yet another powerhouse performance from Tilda Swinton. The story, revolving around a… More
Robert C
Beautifully shot film. A fairly predictable story, made interesting by a great cast and solid performances. In an attempt to save her son from an… More
John Ballantine
Reminds you that Tilda Swinton wasn't always well known for playing a witch. Not memorable for Goran whatshisname but definitely for Tilda. Wow!
Nate Zoebl
[font=Arial][color=darkred]In the vast wasteland the summer has become of mediocrity and sub-mediocrity go to your local art house. There you may very well see… More
Nicolas Korovessis
A pleasant surprise. A thriller with more than one twists. Tilda Swinton is a delight to watch.