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      The Drowning Pool

      PG 1975 1 hr. 48 min. Crime Drama List
      53% 17 Reviews Tomatometer 48% 500+ Ratings Audience Score A New Orleans oil heiress (Joanne Woodward) hires private eye Lew Harper (Paul Newman) to unravel a blackmail scheme. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Mar 02 Buy Now

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      Eric C An enjoyable, and entertaining movie. While there is a lot going on here, so much that the attempt to develop yet another character can be tiring, the central plot provides a satisfying journey. Newman stars as a PI who has Jason Bourne's magical power to navigate through all jams unscathed (Newman's character provides some moral standards, as well, but not painfully). Yes, the movie provides a salve to men's struggling egos, but it also provides simple entertainment. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/29/23 Full Review steve d Fun sequel that doesn't do anything new. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This claims, Thanks also for that even though your said site's Tomatometer only has a mediocre 0.5 or 1/2 for its 'seventyfive ( '75 ) ( 'lxxv ) flick ' ' DROWNING Pool, ' ' we want to say that DESPITE S. Rosenberg's FLATLY performed directing, we thought the way Mr. P. Newman's hero ( among others ) makes another set of fine performances happen was one ( 1 ) ( i ) of MANY ways that this more than makes up for that.... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review camille l Ecrit par Walter Hill et réalisé par Scott Rosenberg (deux noms qu'on associe avec une certaine qualité, habituellement), The Drowning Pool n'a pas vraiment d'intrigue centrée mais possède beaucoup de style et une atmosphère assez pesante dans un bayou typique de Louisiane. Si Paul Newman domine encore les débats, force est de constater qu'ils sont particulièrement peu intéressant cette fois-ci et que cette lutte de pouvoir entre un magnat du pétrole et l'ex du personnage principal n'a rien de passionnant. Hormis une bonne scène dans un appartement inondé, The Drowning Pool n'apporte rien de nouveau au genre, malgré un score remarquable. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member good private eye pic like the one played by frank sanatra in 'tony rome" Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member An unremarkable private eye film, but it has a few top rate scenes and it does not stumble too badly. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Variety Staff Variety Stylish, improbable, entertaining, superficial, well cast, and totally synthetic. Jun 5, 2008 Full Review Time Out Unfortunately, Rosenberg directs flatly, hopping from one set piece to the next, disjointedly throwing characters of varying interest across Newman's path. Jan 26, 2006 Full Review A.H. Weiler New York Times As a convoluted caper it generates action rather than character and surface mystery rather than meaning. Rated: 2/5 May 9, 2005 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The Drowning Pool lacks the freshness of its 1966 predecessor, though Newman can still trade quips with the best of them. Rated: 3/4 Aug 31, 2021 Full Review Jacoba Atlas Los Angeles Free Press It's not so much that the plot doesn't make sense - most good detective films don't "make sense" - but that you couldn't care less what happens to the people. Nov 27, 2019 Full Review Alberto Abuín Espinof Paul Newman undergoes all kinds of "games" in which performs with enviable ease, elegance and sarcasm. [Full Review in Spanish] Sep 4, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A New Orleans oil heiress (Joanne Woodward) hires private eye Lew Harper (Paul Newman) to unravel a blackmail scheme.
      Director
      Stuart Rosenberg
      Screenwriter
      Tracy Keenan Wynn, Lorenzo Semple Jr., Walter Hill
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2008
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