Where does Deep Water land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another weekend of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a film. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a film hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a film hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the film hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Our next film to hit the Banana Meter is Deep Water

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the film:

Aayush Sharma

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

While this movie won’t be everyone’s cup of tea, ‘Deep Water’ manages to gather steam when we dive deeper into the world of Vic and Melinda. Affleck and Armas’s chemistry will mesmerize you and it’s ambiguous ending makes the movie even more interesting.

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Niall Browne

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Slow-burning, Deep Water is an intriguing little thriller which is a throwback to the type of film Hollywood used to frequently turn out in the 1980s and 1990s. It’s a performance-driven potboiler which unveils its plot at its own pace. If you’re in the mood for an expertly produced retro domestic thriller then Deep Water is the movie for you.

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Louis Moore

Banana Meter Rating: 55%

A slow burn thriller that’s adequate enough to meet lowered expectations.

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Anthony Papetti

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

An erotic thriller should not be this tame or boring. Any intrigue or desire is replaced with a dull two hours that leads nowhere.

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Brian Skutle

Banana Meter Rating: 69%

Adrian Lyne’s latest erotic drama is more tease than reveal, and that’s not a bad thing. The film seems to veer into self-parody by the end, but the toxic dynamic between Affleck and de Armas sizzles as a psychological game unfolds.

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Alex Madden

Banana Meter Rating: 40%

Deep Water is frustratingly awkward and at times illogical. There are also so many continuity errors within the movie that it became distracting. Definitely the work of a director who hasn’t directed a film in twenty years.

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Aish Skylar

Banana Meter Rating: 30%

Vic’s fascination with malacology was far more interesting to watch than the boring central narrative involving the lead couple.

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Aaron L. White

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

A massive disappointment that feels like the lazy work of a director who thought that 20 years removed from the game he could roll out of bed and make a masterpiece. You can’t be an erotic thriller if you lack excitement, intensity, and sexiness. This has none of that at all. Its setup is salacious, but it’s not even trashy enough to be entertaining. This completely wastes both stars in recreating Patricia High Smith’s book in the modern age. None of those changes felt like net positives and this adaptation took an average book and made it a poor movie, although I do give some credit for an ambiguous ending that if it had the character development throughout the film and craft to back up its idea might have been an upgrade.

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Cassie Hager

Banana Meter Rating: 45%

Erotic? Sure. Thrilling? Not so much. Deep Water starts out promising, but drowns under the weight of tired tropes, silly dialogue and a payoff that’s less than satisfying.

Garry Arnot

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

de Armas & Affleck revel in the prurient poison of a terrible marriage in Adrian Lyne’s twisted thriller. The former flirtatious, the latter ferocious, together they’re horribly engrossing.

Dom Fisher

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

Deep Water is a quietly-psychotic character-driven psychological thriller. It’s captivating ambiance and lustful tension entice you as it flaunts sex, murder, and mystery in front of you like a striptease. While it does invoke excitement and curiosity, you’ll ultimately be left with a feeling of emptiness. Beware the vengeful cuckold.

Brandon Siedlik

Banana Meter Rating: 30%

Deep Water is a very trashy erotic thriller that is no doubt engaging, but I’m trying to wrap my head aroun what audience it was attempting to engage. Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas’ characters are bizarre here, but so seems to be the original material. A flawed return for Lyne.

Peggy Marie

Banana Meter Rating: 15%

I honestly have to ask – who just didn’t leave this whole film on the cutting room floor as there isn’t much to like here about performances or story wise. Some reviews are better left undone – this is one of them.

Garry Arnot

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

Deep Water had me hooked until it didn’t, an erotic thriller that begins to run out of steam. Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas are good with the material, while Adrian Lyne’s direction on this slow burner mostly compels. I took issue with Zach Helm and Sam Levinson’s writing. Still worth the watch.

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Maxance Vincent

Banana Meter Rating: 80%

Ben Affleck’s total commitment to his role makes the film an entrancing experience. He more than chews up the screen and shares magnifying chemistry with Ana de Armas. Look into their eyes and you’ll see the entire sexual tension of the film. Those who are saying the film is neither erotic, nor thrilling aren’t looking hard enough. It’s brilliant. Adrian Lyne is back!

Maggie Lovitt

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

‘Deep Water’ is an erotic thriller that is neither thrilling nor erotic. Ana de Armas deserved better than the script that she had to work with.

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