Jaws

Jaws

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Jaws Reviews

Pauline Kael
New Yorker
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It may be the most cheerfully perverse scare movie ever made. Even while you're convulsed with laughter you're still apprehensive, because the editing rhythms are very tricky, and the shock images loom up huge, right on top of you.

July 29, 2013
Judith Crist
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The result is a fast-paced, straight-line thriller that moves without pause toward the climactic contest at sea between three men and a 25-foot, 3-ton great while killer shark.

July 29, 2013
Charles Champlin
Los Angeles Times
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It is a coarse-grained and exploitive work which depends on excess for its impact. Ashore it is a bore, awkwardly staged and lumpily written.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

July 29, 2013
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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What this movie is about, and where it succeeds best, is the primordial level of fear.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 29, 2013
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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A near Hitchcockian exercise in transference of guilt and making the audience pay for its illicit pleasures.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 29, 2013
David Denby
New Yorker
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Spielberg may be the man who created the new Hollywood, but in his first megahit he summed up what was best in the old -- the humor, the perversity, and the storytelling integrity of Alfred Hitchcock.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

July 29, 2013
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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Mr. Spielberg has so effectively spaced out the shocks that by the time we reach the spectacular final confrontation between the three men and the great white shark, we totally accept the makebelieve on its own foolishly entertaining terms.

Full Review Source: New York Times

July 29, 2013

TIME Magazine
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Spielberg works self-effacingly, with subtly correct camera placement and meticulous editing. He twists our guts with false alarms, giving us the real thing with heart-stopping suddenness.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

October 16, 2008
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Steven Spielberg's mechanical thriller is guaranteed to make you scream on schedule.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

June 27, 2007
A.D. Murphy
Variety
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The fast-moving 124-minute film engenders enormous suspense as the shark attacks a succession of people.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 27, 2007
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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It's no wonder a generation of holidaymakers still thinks twice before stepping into the water.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 5/5

June 24, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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When it comes to this kind of thriller, no movie has been able to top Jaws, although many have tried. And, as the years go by, it seems increasingly unlikely that anything will come close.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

December 12, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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One of the most effective thrillers ever made.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
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