• Released
  • August 22, 2008
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • Documentary
Trouble the Water Synopsis
A couple stranded in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina document their survival.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Trouble the Water is so much better and truer and deeper and more illuminating than either of them ("Bowling for Columbine"/"Fahrenheit...
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100

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Enraging and inspiring. It boasts the miraculous quality of finding a letter in a bottle and discovering that its authors are alive.
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Essential, unique viewing.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The documentary shows outrageous behavior, none more so than when they and many others are directed to a nearby Navy base for refuge.
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90

Wall Street Journal

A deeply moving story of resilience and redemption.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Lessin and Deal have made Trouble the Water a spellbinder you do not want to miss.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Engrossing documentary.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By
Kimberly's ground-zero home video of the storm is what really makes the film exceptional, although much of it is of such rough quality and...
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63

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film is so immersed in Roberts's life that it becomes easy to think that most of what the camera sees is also from her perspective....
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal utilize the footage Kim and Scott Roberts had taken throughout the disaster, showing how residents...
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