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Dead Calm

Viewed: 12 December 2011
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Listed in: Movies, Netflix

Dead Calm gets a surprising amount of atmosphere out of three actors and a boat. As with a lot of thrillers it is an exercise in frustration. Why do they let a homicidal maniac on their boat? Why does Sam Neill leave the boat? But mostly why can't Nicole Kidman just kill Billy Zane? The end strings out the thrill too far and leaves the film unsatisfying.

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