The Flood (2019)
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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Liang makes an appealing and relatable protagonist, and her character wastes little time kicking seven shades out of the baddies in smoothly choreographed fights.
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...
The back-and-forth structure is sometimes monotonous, and Wendy's problems take too much focus, but there are specifics that linger.
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.
"The Flood" makes a somewhat underwhelming first impression. But it gradually overcomes that to arrive at a potent (if still quiet) cumulative impact...
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.
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