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Water Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    77

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The movie takes the form of a lackluster women's-prison picture.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    A powerful drama, albeit a flawed one with a clumsy, didactic script.

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The best elements of Water involve the young girl and the experiences seen through her eyes. I would have been content if the entire film had been her story.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    A haunting and disturbing film, set in 1938, about "widow houses." Though occasionally overwrought, it emerges as life-affirming.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    The writer-director doesn't raise her voice, even as she firmly condemns the injustice. Water seduces us with its beauty and sorrow.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    Exquisite storytelling, acting and visuals.

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