If there was any doubt that Billy should have his last name (In-Zane) than you should see him as a psycho in this Australian trapped-on-a-boat with Billy thriller. Nicole Kidman was still a gorgeous redhead here and the excellent Sam Neill is her husband. It is a tense little film that deliver what it should even if it is a reimaging of "Knife in the Water".
For KIDMAN fans, although much less enhanced than in Eyes Wide Shut. Hi to Sam NEIL, too soon gone. Billy ZANE at the top in nice & disturbed criminal.=== Pour fans de KIDMAN, encore qu'elle soit beaucoup moins mise en valeur que dans EWS. Salut à Sam NEIL, trop tôt disparu. Billy ZANE au top en criminel dérangé et sympa. 2,5/5
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.