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The Weight of Water
The Weight of Water
Actors: Ciarán Hinds, Richard Donat, Sarah Polley, Ulrich Thomsen, Anders W. Berthelsen
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2003     1hr 53min

This complicated mystery, directed with passionate intensity by Katherine Bigelow (Near Dark), deserves better than the paltry distribution it received in theaters. Granted, it's a tough sell: a contrast between the emoti...  more »


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Actors: Ciarán Hinds, Richard Donat, Sarah Polley, Ulrich Thomsen, Anders W. Berthelsen
Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Lions Gate
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 03/04/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2000
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 53min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

George K. from COLCHESTER, CT
Reviewed on 4/28/2013...
Fine retelling of a distressing Anita Shreve novel. Changed so as to be less upsetting to American moviegoers. Good acting, but the full storyline is a little difficult to pick up for a while. Kathryn Bigelow does a good job of managing flashbacks to a hundred year old murder to semi-parallel it with a modern-day tragedy.
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I Got Popcorn | Clallam Bay, WA | 12/06/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Get "Knife In The Water" and a documentary about Lizzy Borden, throw in some lesbians and some Ibsen, a short sleezy soft-porn film and take THAT home from the library. It couldn't be any more disjointed and silly than this mess. The actors are all phoning it in. If you want to see a film chopped into episodes, get "Kwaidan." If you want to see one where the bits all fit together, get "Pulp Fiction." I think "Weight" was supposed to be scary, but it's ridiculous. They wanted to throw people in the water off Halifax but they had to film the swimming scenes in Mexico -- because if you jump in the water off Halifax, you will freeze to death. Or you will come up screaming and covered in goose-bumps and that's not so attractive with a bikini. This thing is about as scary and goofy as "The Blair Witch Project.""
Nice Movie
L. D. Middleton | USA | 09/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved this move, I saw it on-demand and I must have watched it everyday. I finally decided to purchase it, and this was the cheapest price. Believe it or not, this is a true story."