The Scottish actress Tilda Swinton has the face of a perturbed-looking Victorian doll. In the past, she has used her chilly looks didactically, but in ”The Deep End,” she plays a Lake Tahoe mother who tries to cover up a murder, and Swinton seems liberated as an actress. For a while, the film lures us into a pleasurably old-fashioned web of guilt, treachery, and logistical cunning. Yet from the gruesome coincidence of the corpse’s first appearance, nothing that happens is entirely plausible.
Genre: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Tilda Swinton, Jonathan Tucker, Goran Visnjic; Director: Scott McGehee, David Siegel; Author: Scott McGehee, David Siegel; Producer (group): i5 Films; Release Date Limited: 08/08/2001; Release Date Wide: 08/15/2001; Runtime (in minutes): 99; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Posted August 17 2001 — 12:00 AM EDT
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