The Waterdance
The Waterdance (1992)

Paralyzed in a 1984 accident, writer/director Neal Jimenez (of River's Edge fame) channelled his own experiences and emotions into his 1991 film Waterdance. Eric Stoltz stars as a young writer left incapacitated by a hiking accident. He… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: May 13, 1992
DVD Release Date: December 18, 2001
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

What's most striking about the film is its meticulous attention to detai, authenticity, and tight focus: This is the story of 3 ordinary guys, not war heroes, who happen to be in wheel chairs; Jimenez based the script on his personal experience.

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Scott Weinberg

An experience from a gifted writer telling a story from personal experience, as opposed to some hack culling together a melodrama about how sad it is to be crippled.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A paraplegic squares off against fear, anger, loneliness and despair.

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Clint Morris

A film of stellar performances. Stoltz is nothing short of sensational.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
Stoltz does a good if not great job of telling the store of Neal Jimenez and his experiences in becoming paralyzed. As I said, good, not great.
Anthony Valletta
Good performances, and actually quite funny in places.