Black Water (2008)

Black Water

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Three tourists navigating the treacherous swamps of Northern Australia are forced to fight for their lives after a hungry crocodile capsizes their boat and stalks them from the murky depths in this natural horror thriller from directors David Nerlich and Andrew Traucki. It was during a relaxing voyage into the outback that Grace, her boyfriend Adam, and her younger sister Lee decided to venture into an area of the outback rarely seen by tourists. Enlisting the aid of local tour guide Jim, the … More

Rating: R (for terror/violence and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By: ,
Written By: David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 19, 2008
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Black Water

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (2)

Tapping into the primeval fear generated by these perfectly evolved killing machines, the filmmakers ratchet up the tension, while sustaining our interest in the fate of the trio.

Full Review… | February 22, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

A lack of incisive action takes the teeth out of croc pic...offering too few scares and insufficient tension for audiences to take the bait.

Full Review… | January 22, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Splendid in its economy, Black Water gets a grip on our senses and never lets go %u2026 the writer/directors portray nature as something wondrous and deadly all at once, which is what it is of course, without guilt, without an agenda %u2013 except surviva

Full Review… | April 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

...an uneven yet sporadically tense thriller...

Full Review… | February 26, 2008
Reel Film Reviews

Nasty, brutish and at 89 minutes just the right length.

Full Review… | February 22, 2008
Financial Times

Australian film-makers Andrew Traucki and David Nerlich have done a great job in making the world's most deadly reptile as scary as a shark.

Full Review… | February 22, 2008
Sun Online

Audience Reviews for Black Water

½

Movie that started out promisingly but edged into mediocre towards the end. Although the effort have to be appreciated for having made it with out much of a budget and CGI.

SajinPA
Sajin P A

Super Reviewer

Aussie survival-horror about a bad-ass Crocodile who has a trio of holidaymakers stuck up a tree in the middle of a mangrove swamp fighting for their lives. Apparently based on true events and it's been filmed in a naturalistic way to enhance its believability. However, the Croc did display some deliberate sadistic and sinister behaviour that was probably exaggerated for the film. It's a premise we've seen before but it's a real nerve-shredder and very effectively made - it's low budget works in its favour.

WrenchLT
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Super Reviewer

Wolf Creek with a crocodile. Interesting setting and believable character motivations help make up for some moments of stupidity. Not much violence, more of a suspense film.

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Steve K

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