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7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

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Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

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  1. Exquisite storytelling, acting and visuals.
  2. Reviewed by: Eddie Cockrell
    90
    Deftly balancing epic sociopolitical scope with intimate human emotions, all polished to a high technical gloss, Deepa Mehta's Water is a profoundly moving drama.
  3. Reviewed by: Bill Gallo
    100
    This work of gorgeous fury, about the virtual imprisonment of millions of Hindu widows in the years before independence, transforms Mehta's feminist rage into an eloquent testament to the hunger for freedom.