Dead Calm

Dir: Phillip Noyce
Star: Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, Billy Zane

[9] Effective, if often predictable thriller has a husband and wife on a sailing cruise, up against a psycho who maroons the husband on the gradually sinking ship belonging to his last victims, and begins to close in on the wife. The setting is nicely claustrophobic and the set pieces work well but some sections require too much credulity. Does succeed in adding a new dimension to the phrase "dumb bitch deserves to die", however!


Neill makes his point
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