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The Flood (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Imperfect yet ultimately honorable, The Flood takes an empathetic look at the plight of asylum seekers in the 21st century.

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Wendy (Lena Headey), a hardened immigration officer is offered a high-profile asylum case, judged on her ability to quickly and clinically reject applicants. Through her interrogation, she must uncover whether Haile (Ivanno Jeremiah) is lying and has a more sinister reason for seeking asylum. We follow Haile on his perilous 5000 KM journey over oceans, across borders, and amidst the flurry of the Calais Jungle to find solace and safety in the UK. But now he must cross the final hurdle.

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Iain Glen
as Phillip
Arsher Ali
as Nasrat
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Critic Reviews for The Flood

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (17)

Liang makes an appealing and relatable protagonist, and her character wastes little time kicking seven shades out of the baddies in smoothly choreographed fights.

June 1, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Flood is in many ways spectacular, but it's also very bitter in its depiction of the injustice and violence meted out to Indigenous Australians in the not-too-distant past...

December 16, 2020 | Full Review…

The back-and-forth structure is sometimes monotonous, and Wendy's problems take too much focus, but there are specifics that linger.

May 1, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Hot-button subject matter proves surprisingly less than compelling in Anthony Woodley's The Flood, a film about a British immigration officer interviewing a high-profile detainee.

April 30, 2020 | Full Review…

"The Flood" makes a somewhat underwhelming first impression. But it gradually overcomes that to arrive at a potent (if still quiet) cumulative impact...

April 29, 2020 | Full Review…

Written by Helen Kingston and directed by Anthony Woodley, the film is well-intentioned and rooted in harrowing real-life stories. Unfortunately, it's made in the style of British television, with cinematic clichés that telegraph outcomes.

February 27, 2020 | Full Review…

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