Sea Fever

Sea Fever

Sea Fever

The crew of a West of Ireland trawler fight for their lives against a mysterious creature that's come aboard in this sci-fi horror that marks Neasa Hardiman's feature directorial debut.

"Siobhán (Hermione Corfield, Rust Creek) is a brilliant young marine biology student, more at home amidst laboratory equipment than people. As a component of her studies, she boards a trawler overseen by a couple (Dougray Scott and Connie Nielsen, Wonder Woman) whose amiable demeanour shields both financial worries and profound grief. Siobhán is not exactly welcomed aboard: her cool, scientific perspective is at odds with that of the salty, superstitious crew of "fishmen," and her red hair is considered bad luck. Not long after setting sail, the old ship's hull is glommed onto by a bizarre, bioluminescent creature of unknown genus." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2019Rating: R1895 minsIreland, USA, UK, Sweden, Belgium
HorrorScience Fiction
71%
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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's kept just above water by an adept cast, led by a terse and practical Corfield as well as the experienced duo of Dougray Scott and Connie Nielsen, who anchor the silliness, despite the latter's bewildering attempt at an Irish accent.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Nowadays, the lessons in this imaginative and gripping film seem to have multiple applications.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Sea Fever becomes a horror movie about someone trying to convince people to stay in quarantine for the sake of everyone else. It's science fiction mostly in the possibility that she could succeed.

Vulture

Vulture

press

Hardiman steers clear from spectacle, cheap thrills, and jump scares. Instead, she wisely builds suspense from uncertainty...

Collider

Collider

press

Sea Fever is a nightmare you can't take your eyes off of and can't stop thinking about after it wraps up. It's a highly engrossing and entertaining way to challenge assumptions and reactions to the unknown.

Variety

Variety

press

Some recognisable 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.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

There's a great deal of fun to be had watching Hardiman play out her cards; we know the hand she's holding, but it's a nice-looking deck nonetheless.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It's kept just above water by an adept cast, led by a terse and practical Corfield as well as the experienced duo of Dougray Scott and Connie Nielsen, who anchor the silliness, despite the latter's bewildering attempt at an Irish accent.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Nowadays, the lessons in this imaginative and gripping film seem to have multiple applications.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Sea Fever becomes a horror movie about someone trying to convince people to stay in quarantine for the sake of everyone else. It's science fiction mostly in the possibility that she could succeed.

Vulture

Vulture

press

Hardiman steers clear from spectacle, cheap thrills, and jump scares. Instead, she wisely builds suspense from uncertainty...

Collider

Collider

press

Sea Fever is a nightmare you can't take your eyes off of and can't stop thinking about after it wraps up. It's a highly engrossing and entertaining way to challenge assumptions and reactions to the unknown.

Variety

Variety

press

Some recognisable 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.

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

press

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.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

There's a great deal of fun to be had watching Hardiman play out her cards; we know the hand she's holding, but it's a nice-looking deck nonetheless.

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