Sea Fever

critic Reviews

84% Fresh Tomatometer Score84%
  • If Sea Fever never quite heats up as much as it could, it remains an engrossing, well-acted sci-fi thriller with effective horror elements.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Katie RifeAV Club
    So while the film puts its influences way out front, its impressive execution makes it well worth the 89 minutes.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Dennis HarveyVariety
    Some recognizable cast names and enough action to fill out a trailer should make this a viable acquisition item, but TV director Neasa Hardiman's first feature will play as a slow night's forgettable time-killer in any format.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    It will be compared to The Thing and even Alien, but it also feels like it has its own voice, anchored by a wonderfully grounded performance at its core and a phenomenal use of space and setting.
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    Jordan MintzerHollywood Reporter
    Hardiman... displays a decent level of craft here - enough so that while Sea Fever doesn't exactly grab you, it more or less guards you in its clutches till the final scene.
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    Dennis SchwartzOzus' World Movie Reviews
    What it has going for it is a dazzling mysterious sea monster.
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    Stephen PorzioHeadStuff
    While feeling somewhat over familiar, within the framework of this type of story Hardiman makes some subtle changes and tackles a few unique themes.
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    Though it might not be the most original story out there, Sea Fever is intelligently put together and, for the most part, well delivered.
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    Anton BitelSciFiNow
    the seaborne equivalent of Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) and John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), unleashing bodily invasion and paranoia in a tight space far from any help.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Kat HughesTHN
    A film that pays homage to some of the great sci-fi horrors, Neasa Hardiman still demonstrates enough independence for Sea Fever to stand on its own merits.
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    Alexandra Heller-NicholasAWFJ Women on Film
    As both writer and director Hardiman demonstrates a steady hand as she captains the film throughout what in generic terms is thrilling yet rather pedestrian ocean-monster science fiction territory.
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