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Deep Blue Sea Reviews

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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Doug Saunders
Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
You might guess that this movie will feature yelling, at least once, 'Let's get the hell outta here!'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
A fat, irresistible Twinkie of a summer thriller!
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
January 1, 2000
A nail-biting rollercoaster ride of thrills and adrenaline.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
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
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Hannah Brown
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Mindless fun requires a lighter touch and more suspense than director Renny Harlin can deliver.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
This is one of those ridiculous movies in which people stand around mouthing cliches and weak jokes as they await the next attack.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
An entertainingly trashy and derivative carnivore spectacular!
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Barbara Shulgasser
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
OK, I understand how gene therapy made the sharks smarter, but what made the scientists so stupid?
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Robert Koehler
Variety
January 1, 2000
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.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
Deep Blue Sea is an enjoyable little B-movie, mean and gory and single-minded in its pursuit of cheap thrills.
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Steven Rosen
Denver Post
January 1, 2000
Director Renny Harlin uses sound well and moves that camera around with lean, mean, visceral clout.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
A taut, exciting thriller that takes movie-goers and characters deep under water and leaves them gasping for breath.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
A lame Jaws wannabe!
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Yes, in its dumb, bludgeoning way, it's fun!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
January 1, 2000
Dumb, laughable.
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Harlin delivers all the thrills, explosive action and sheer gore that audiences have come to expect!
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Renny Harlin's pretty good when things happen fast and not much good when characters talk slow - or at all.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
A big, dumb action movie done the right way, with decent characters, something resembling a point and monsters you can root for.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A neat package of terror, sharks and special effects!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A gross, flagrant, in-broad-daylight violation of the Law of Billing.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Finally, a trashy summer movie that lives up to its billing!