Dark Tide (2012)

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Kate (Berry) is a shark expert whose business has been failing since a shark attack killed a fellow diver under her command. Once dubbed "the shark whisperer," Kate is haunted by the memory of the attack and unable to get back into the water. With bills piling up and the bank about to foreclose on Kate's boat, Kate's ex-boyfriend Jeff (Martinez) presents her with a lucrative opportunity: lead a thrill-seeking millionaire businessman on a dangerous shark dive...outside the cage. Battling her … More

Rating: PG-13 (for bloody shark attacks/disturbing images, and for language including sexual references)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Ronnie Christensen, Amy Sorlie
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 24, 2012
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Dark Tide

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

This toothless shark thriller lacks B-movie fun.

Full Review… | March 30, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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The only palpable emotion from "Dark Tide" is sadness for Berry, treading water in dreary efforts like this.

Full Review… | March 29, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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It is often impossible to figure out what's going on.

Full Review… | March 29, 2012
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 22, 2013
Variety
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With its one-dimensional characters and lack of an engaging plot, Dark Tide will test the patience of even the most patient moviegoer.

Full Review… | January 16, 2013
We Got This Covered

Looking more prepared for a walk down a Milan catwalk than the grizzled sea-salt she's supposed to be, Berry provides a dull filling for Stockwell's risible shark sandwich.

Full Review… | October 26, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Dark Tide

In Shark Alley, courage runs deep

Very decent good movie! I liked Dark Tide mainly because of it's camera work and portrayal of the Great White shark. The underwater camera work appeared to be original and was impressive in terms of continuity, unlike most shark films where footage is borrowed from a documentary and pasted in. The behavior of the sharks is also more realistic, showing that people with experience can swim with them outside the cage and not be attacked. The action is great there is some emotional depth between the two main protagonists and to me it seemed like a very enjoyable film.

Kate is a shark expert whose business has been failing since a shark attack killed a fellow diver under her command. Once dubbed "the shark whisperer," Kate is haunted by the memory of the attack and unable to get back into the water. With bills piling up and the bank about to foreclose on Kate's boat, Kate's ex-boyfriend Jeff presents her with a lucrative opportunity to lead a thrill-seeking millionaire businessman on a dangerous shark dive - outside the cage. Battling her self-doubts and fear, Kate accepts the proposal and sets a course for the world's deadliest feeding ground - Shark Alley.

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Manu Gino

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½

"He wants to see big ones? Let's show him big ones."

For a flick about sharks and Halle Berry in a bikini, Dark Tide is a bit dull.

The movie opens with a tragedy, as Berry and her team of divers swim with great white sharks off the coast of South Africa. Fast forward, and Berry, out of the water since the incident and in financial trouble, is convinced to take a wealthy man and his son out to see some sharks, and possibly to swim with them.

Shockingly, things go awry and people get chomped on.

The scenery is nice, but nothing about Dark Tide is particularly memorable. It's admittedly cool to see people swimming so close to such massive predators, but the movie itself is as rote and conventional as can be. From the hotheaded character that causes trouble to the inevitable ship malfunction and "unexpected" storm.

Things finally pick up a bit near the end, but it shouldn't take a movie an hour and a half to become interesting. Even then, it's not exactly a nail-biter. By the time it was all over, I was less aware of the vicious power and majesty of sharks than the need for proper anchor use and safety.

Dark Tide isn't a terrible movie, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it a good one, either. If you're looking to just kill some time then you could do worse, but don't watch this expecting a lot of thrills or originality.

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Lewis C.

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½

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