Dead Calm

Dead Calm

Dead Calm

Australian thriller set on the seas starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane. Joe and Rae Ingram (Neill and Kidman) do the right thing and rescue the half-delirious sole survivor (Zane) of a crippled schooner. But soon the stranger will plunge the unwary pair into an intense battle of live or death.

1989Rating: M, The content is moderate in impact93 minsAustralia
Thriller
Director:
Phillip Noyce ('Salt', 'The Bone Collector', 'Patriot Games', 'Clear and Present Danger')
Cast:
Sam NeillNicole KidmanBilly Zane
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Though not always entirely credible, Dead Calm is a nail-biting suspense pic [from the novel by Charles Williams] handsomely produced and inventively directed.

Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This is not a gimmick film ... and Kidman and Zane do generate real, palpable hatred in their scenes together.

Variety

Variety

press

Though not always entirely credible, Dead Calm is a nail-biting suspense pic [from the novel by Charles Williams] handsomely produced and inventively directed.

Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

This is not a gimmick film ... and Kidman and Zane do generate real, palpable hatred in their scenes together.

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