Deep Blue Sea (1999)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Aside from a few thrills, Deep Blue Sea is unoriginal and unintelligent.


Movie Info

Although mako sharks are among the fastest and deadliest predators in the ocean, they're not as smart as humans -- at least, they weren't. However, Dr. Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) has been using mako sharks as her test subjects for research on the regeneration of human brain tissues. McAlester has altered the DNA of several sharks, raising them close to the level of human intelligence; the sharks have also become faster and stronger in the process. While these DNA experiments have yielded … More

Rating: R (for graphic shark attacks, and for language)
Genre: Drama , Action & Adventure , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Talley Griffith , Wayne Powers (II) , Duncan Kennedy , Donna Powers , Wayne Powers
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 14, 1999
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Russell Franklin

as Dr. Susan McAlester

as Carter Blake

as Jim Whitlock

as Sherman `Preacher' D...

as Janice Higgins

as Brenda Kerns

as Boat Captain

as Helicopter Pilot

as Helicopter Co-Pilot

as Kevin Crawford

as Helicopter Winch Ope...

as Girl No.1

as Executive (uncredite...
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Critic Reviews for Deep Blue Sea

All Critics (109) | Top Critics (26)

Call it silly. Call it obvious -- there's nothing more obvious than a shark attack. But this is one of the few big-fish horror films that still has the power to surprise.

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

You might guess that this movie will feature yelling, at least once, 'Let's get the hell outta here!'

Full Review… | March 19, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The thrills are such a rush, however, and the balance of digitized and analog effects is generally so satisfying that pic's sheer dumbness finally becomes part of the fun.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Variety
Top Critic

This is one of those ridiculous movies in which people stand around mouthing cliches and weak jokes as they await the next attack.

January 1, 2000
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

For action-starved audiences suffering through a summer drought of flying glass and fiery explosions, this cheese barge may hit the spot.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
Top Critic

Was Britain and were Brits really this boring in the '40s and '50s?

Full Review… | December 31, 2012
Tribune News Service

Audience Reviews for Deep Blue Sea

I have to admit this film provided some intense moments and whilst this is sort of Jaws on Steroids, it did of course share the same predictability. Of course the graphics of the Sharks etc were more impressive and so were the actual kills. It did provide a few laughs although I doubt that was the intention.

I am usually a fan of Saffron Burrows, but this roles really didn't suit her and let's face it, LL Cool J has to be one of the worst Rapper turned Actors out there.

The set becomes repetitive and I found myself wanting them to escape just to see different scenery.

76Majikat
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

½

Check out the big brain on Jaws. An unlikely posse of performers (Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Jane and Saffron Burrows) get down and dirty with some genetically enhanced, super-smart massive sharks in Renny Harlin's hugely enjoyable, visually satisfying, severed-limb-tastic romp of a sci-fi thriller. Plus, there are enough movie references to sink the undersea lab which Deep Blue Sea is set on.
The upshot is a romp that never takes itself too seriously, making for a guilty pleasure you can really sink your teeth into.

deano
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

½

Fucking badass sharks...really good movie

TheGame90
Martin Sahlin

Super Reviewer

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