The Weight of Water Synopsis
A photojournalist (Catherine McCormack) investigates a double homicide from 1873.
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Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
Despite the deftness with which Bigelow handles the transitions, the modern story never attains the intrigue and tension of the period tale.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
In the heaving cross-century swirl of the climax, ''Weight'' makes its point: Jealousy is timeless; Hurley is not.
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63

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
Though it never rises to its full potential as a film, still offers a great deal of insight into the female condition and the timeless...
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The book has been altered in mostly reasonable ways to suit the needs of the screen, but what it loses in the translation is invaluable in...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Involves two mysteries -- one it gives away and the other featuring such badly drawn characters that its outcome hardly matters. But the...
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50

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
All the elements are in place for an entertaining murder mystery, but as Bigelow meanders aimlessly back and forth through time, the plot...
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Contains multiple ax murders, lesbianism, incest, a hanging, and a storm at sea -- yet, despite all of this seemingly enticing material,...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The actors are splendid, especially Sarah Polley and Sean Penn, but we never feel confident that these two plots fit together, belong...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Shows glimmers of great drama, but jettisons too much essential cargo (character development, relationships, plot, common sense) in an...
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Penn, in particular, is so subdued he's hardly there, while Hurley's seductive, hyper-articulate Adaline is actually ludicrous, sucking...
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Rated R | For Violence, Brief Language, Sexuality and Nudity