Le Grand Bleu
Enzo and Jacques have known each other for a long time. Their friendship started in their childhood days in the Mediterranean where they shared a love for diving. After Jacques's father dies in a diving accident, the two lose contact. Now a adult, Enzo is living in Sicily where Show more... for six years he has been the uncontested free diving world champion. He sends for Jacques, who is living in the Peruvian Andes, and insists that he competes for the title. Jacques comes to Sicily and easily beats Enzo. The competition mounts as each man dive at increasingly life-threatening depths. But when Jacques
Variety Staff Besson fatally misjudges the cinematic interest of his theme.
Rita Kempley The subtext is easy to follow; it's the screenplay that's impossible.
Steven Rosen What he and his writers have cooked up defies our patience.
Mark Holcomb Besson is no master storyteller.