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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DVD 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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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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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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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

While filmed on the sea for the first half, the pic is powerful. Problem is when it goes ashore for the second half it loses some of its power.

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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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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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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 (UK)

[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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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