Ty Burr
February 13, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

Deep Rising

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Anthony Heald, Djimon Hounsou, Famke Janssen, Wes Studi, Treat Williams
genre
Horror, ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

Deep Rising is superior creature-feature junk: a tightly written, often howlingly funny underwater Aliens knockoff that, in its portrayal of tough men (Treat Williams, Wes Studi) and tougher women (Famke Janssen) under pressure, favorably recalls the work of Howard Hawks. At least until the last third, when the impulse to blow everything up takes over. B-

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