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  • 80
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Springs surprises that entertain and provoke. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Chronicle

    The resulting film is nobly ridiculous and ridiculously noble, doing everything in its power to subvert the dross it's fooling around with. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A thriller with a quietly sensational performance by Tilda Swinton. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Remains rooted in the real world, which makes its story all the more satisfying -- and chilling. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Delicious, intelligent thriller. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's intense and involving, and it doesn't let us go. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    A perfect example of a small, well-made, and (in its central role) rivetingly acted film. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Swinton single-handedly carries The Deep End past its nagging ambiguities. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    An intelligent, extremely well-acted thriller about a mother's endless love for her son. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The same story was told vastly better in the 1949 melodrama "The Reckless Moment." show more

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