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The Deep End

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The Deep End

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
99 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/08/01
Wide Release Date:
08/15/01
performer:
Tilda Swinton, Jonathan Tucker, Goran Visnjic
director:
Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Producers:
i5 Films
distributor:
Fox Searchlight Pictures
author:
Scott McGehee, David Siegel
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

The Scottish actress Tilda Swinton has the face of a perturbed-looking Victorian doll. In the past, she has used her chilly looks didactically, but in ”The Deep End,” she plays a Lake Tahoe mother who tries to cover up a murder, and Swinton seems liberated as an actress. For a while, the film lures us into a pleasurably old-fashioned web of guilt, treachery, and logistical cunning. Yet from the gruesome coincidence of the corpse’s first appearance, nothing that happens is entirely plausible.