Grieving over the death of their son, a married couple decide to take a long yachting trip for relaxation’s sake. Their journey takes a dark turn, however, when they rescue a young man from a drifting vessel.
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Although starting with an extremely simple concept, the result is intricate, beautiful, and above all tense. All performances were unique and thoughtful, the cinematography was superb, and the nighttime boat inferno was stunning. Overall a fantastic thriller.
It was well made and shot. The cinematography is beautiful. The director maintains the atmosphere excellently well through out. The beginning was, if anything, unnecessary. It does not add anything to the complexity of the characters. And the ending, as in the last one minute cheapened the effect, but it does not detract from enjoying the film.
Solid thriller from director Phillip Noyce, based on a novel by Charles Williams. Noyce does a great job of sustaining an atmosphere of dread through the film, and there are strong performances from Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman, and (surprisingly) Billy Zane. Nothing extraordinary, but an entertaining suspense piece.