The Deep End (2001) 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… 2001-08-15 2001-08-08 R PT99M Drama Mystery and Thriller Tilda Swinton Jonathan Tucker Goran Visnjic i5 Films Fox Searchlight Pictures
Movie Review

The Deep End (2001)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Aug 15, 2001; Limited Release: Aug 08, 2001; Rated: R; Length: 99 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Tilda Swinton; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

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.

Originally posted Aug 17, 2001 Published in issue #609 Aug 17, 2001 Order article reprints