• The Sea (2002) Rating & Reviews

Based on 23 Critics
  • A particularly strong family drama, and the Icelandic setting helps, adding a touch of the exotic. show more

  • Filmmaker Kormákur orchestrates all this with broad strokes and winking intrigue, although the line between hambone melodrama and irony-tinged satire gets walked across a few too many times. show more

  • The Sea isn't just brooding Scandinavian domestic tragedy, a lesser Bergman-Ibsen pastiche. It's also hilarious and rowdy, and it plays with our sympathies and expectations in such surprising ways, with such brilliant actors, it's easy to see why it won the equivalent of eight Icelandic Oscars. show more

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