Dead Calm R

When their intimate sailing vacation is interrupted by the suspicious appearance of a survivor from a sinking pleasure schooner, a husband and wife must use their wits to avoid the same fate.
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: March 21, 2017
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 28


User Ratings: 31,341
"Dead Calm" ... becomes disturbing for all the wrong reasons.
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Rating: C -- Edgy cinematography keeps the tension coming like waves. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dec 30, 2003
Rating: 4/5 -- Great thriller with two excellent actors!
Apr 3, 2004
Rating: 3.5/4 -- A remarkable breakout for Nicole Kidman, who gives this feminist thriller everything it deserves, and more. Full Review
Mar 24, 2014
A classic piece of pared-down genre film-making is lent extra depth by an emotional subtext stressing Kidman's transition from dependent wife to resourceful individual. Full Review
Time Out
Jan 26, 2006
Rating: 3/4 -- This is not a gimmick film ... and Kidman and Zane do generate real, palpable hatred in their scenes together. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
Rating: 5/5 -- Fun, scary and suspensful from start to finish.
Dec 6, 2005

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Returning from duty with the Australian navy, John Ingram (Sam Neill) is surprised to be met by two policemen, who inform him of an accident that has left his son dead and his wife, Rae (Nicole Kidman), injured. The grieving couple seeks efuge on their yacht. Out on the boat, the skies are sunny, the sea calm... but on the horizon is another vessel, the Orpheus. As John and Rae approach the ship, they find a lone survivor, Hughie Warriner (Billy Zane), who tells them that the other crew members have died of food poisoning. Leaving Rae behind with the sleeping Hughie, the suspicious John boards the Orpheus, only to be confronted with a horrifying situation.


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