• The Deep End (2001)

The Deep End

Release Date: August 8th, 2001

DVD Release Date: April 16th, 2002

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

When a woman's (Tilda Swinton) eldest son's lover washes up on the beachfront in front of their house, she does the only thing an unflinchingly devoted mother could: she hides the body to protect her son. Now unexpectedly, in the aftermath of this desperate act, emerges Alek Spera (Goran Visnjic), who knows about the death and the secret life of her son. But what begins as a riveting cat-and-mouse game soon turns into a haunting love story with self-sacrifice at its center.

Cast: Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker, Peter Donat, Josh Lucas, Raymond J. Barry, Tamara Hope, Jordan Dorrance

Director: Scott McGehee , David Siegel

Genres: Drama

Production Co: i5 Films

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Mystery, Husband, Son, Tense, Sacrifice, Mother, 1990s, Family, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

  • 88
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

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

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama