Deep Water Synopsis
Amateur yachtsman Donald Crowhurst competes in a 1968 sailing race around the world.
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San Francisco Chronicle

One of this year's better studies of the human soul.
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100

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The real emotional impact of the film lies in the candid interviews with Crowhurst's wife, Clare, and his son, Simon, both of whom are...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A spooky, moving documentary.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The story of Donald Crowhurst is not one of remarkable courage or remarkable endurance. But it is remarkable.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Deep Water is a documentary, but it's also one part adventure film, one part Greek tragedy, and one part meditation on the role of the...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
A stunning documentary that not only beautifully elucidates a nearly forgotten incident but touches on crucial themes involving isolation,...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
As Crowhurst's situation grows desperate, the scope of the film expands -- from a good yarn to a haunting, complex tale of self-promotion,...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This fine documentary mixes archival footage, interviews with the sailor's family and sponsors, and - most amazingly - excerpts from the...
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75

Chicago Tribune

It's like watching a slow multi-car pileup on an icy road: Everyone can see what's about to happen, but nobody can stop it.
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63

Boston Globe

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Deep Water, which had seemed like a sort of Conrad novel, takes on the aspect of Dickens at his darkest.
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By gilesjoseph
Fascinating, and well done....

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Rated PG | For thematic elements, mild language and incidental smoking