Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. 100
    Green takes us to that place where we keep feelings that we treasure, but are a little afraid of.
  2. Despite a few narrative confusions, I found it pure magic.
  3. For anyone who likes classic, offbeat American moviemaking, in the rural-thriller genre from "Moonrise" to "Macon County Jail," Undertow is one to check. Seething with violence, bleeding with lyricism, it's a poem from the junk heap, a cry from the swamp.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Aug 19, 2011
    I cannot understand the harsh negative reviews. Yeah, some of the scenes of the "Uncle Deel" could have been better but the movie belongs to the boys and I dare anyone not to be deeply touched them. Glass's score fitted like a glove. I was spellbound. Full Review »
  2. Oct 23, 2010
    Not a bad movie by any stretch, and clearly the work of a talented filmmaker, but the pace was sluggish rather than thoughtful and I felt that at the end I was left more tired than breathless. Undertow may be worth seeing for the visuals, which are breathtaking, but the story and character are too thin. Full Review »
  3. RyanF.
    Mar 9, 2009
    One of the most inane movies I've seen. Jamie Bell's performance is the only reason it gets any points at all.