The Shipping News (2001)

“The Shipping News” (2001) on IMDb
Rating: 3.5/5
“The Shipping News” (2001) movie poster

The two best things with this movie are the beautiful Newfoundland scenery and the score. The movie has a cold and harsh atmosphere that can almost be physically felt. The acting is as good as it can be in a movie like this; it actually took a while before I recognized Cate Blanchett. The story contains some surprises to keep things interesting.

Despite the above, The Shipping News is not a great movie. Pieces seem to be missing here and there, and the movie keeps a distance from the viewer. Nothing disastrous, but I cannot escape the feeling of unused potential.