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.
| Original Score: 3/4
You might guess that this movie will feature yelling, at least once, 'Let's get the hell outta here!'
| Original Score: 2/4
A fat, irresistible Twinkie of a summer thriller!
A nail-biting rollercoaster ride of thrills and adrenaline.
For action-starved audiences suffering through a summer drought of flying glass and fiery explosions, this cheese barge may hit the spot.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mindless fun requires a lighter touch and more suspense than director Renny Harlin can deliver.
This is one of those ridiculous movies in which people stand around mouthing cliches and weak jokes as they await the next attack.
An entertainingly trashy and derivative carnivore spectacular!
| Original Score: B-
OK, I understand how gene therapy made the sharks smarter, but what made the scientists so stupid?
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.
Deep Blue Sea is an enjoyable little B-movie, mean and gory and single-minded in its pursuit of cheap thrills.
Director Renny Harlin uses sound well and moves that camera around with lean, mean, visceral clout.
Deep Blue Sea is an example of how expert action filmmaking and up-to-the-minute visual effects can transcend a workmanlike script and bring excitement to conventional genre material.
A taut, exciting thriller that takes movie-goers and characters deep under water and leaves them gasping for breath.
A lame Jaws wannabe!
Yes, in its dumb, bludgeoning way, it's fun!
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Harlin delivers all the thrills, explosive action and sheer gore that audiences have come to expect!
Renny Harlin's pretty good when things happen fast and not much good when characters talk slow - or at all.
A big, dumb action movie done the right way, with decent characters, something resembling a point and monsters you can root for.
A neat package of terror, sharks and special effects!
A gross, flagrant, in-broad-daylight violation of the Law of Billing.
Finally, a trashy summer movie that lives up to its billing!