47 Meters Down (2017)
Critic Consensus: 47 Meters Down doesn't take its terrifying premise quite as far as it should, but its toothy antagonists still offer a few thrills for less demanding genre enthusiasts.
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But on its own B-movie terms 47 Meters Down works just fine, not wearing out its welcome thanks to its quick set-up, rapid pacing and brief running time.
This low budget but highly-effective horror film is exactly the kind of movie that legendary Hollywood D-movie producer Roger Corman would have knocked out in the '70s: plenty of writhing female limbs, no surprises.
Even at 89 minutes, you can feel the oxygen running out of this movie.
It's gratifying to see a summer popcorn movie where a simple idea goes a long way.
It's taut and suspenseful, and there's a jittery vibe to the whole thing.
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A snorefest of a shark movie. Not nearly enough shark or blood!
I spend an inordinate amount of time watching shark movies. They're almost never good, and they're almost never well made. 47 Metres Down on the other hand is well made. It's still not good though.
47 Metres Down should've been titled "47 Reasons Why This Disaster Will Make You Feel Down". It's not often a film so bad irritates me, but perhaps once a year there is always one. I'm confident in saying that this...this...abysmal piece of pure soul drainage takes the title. So what's good about this? The underwater cinematography was pretty decent, from what we could actually see it looked good. The ending was ballsy, so I give credit for the sheer bravery (even if it leaves a bad aftertaste). Ummm what else...I liked the tropical fish? Seriously though, this was horrible. The worst crime that this film makes is the expositional script. "My bar is at 50, I'm running out of air", "I'm going to grab the winch", "I'm coming to get you Kate, I'm coming, on my way Kate, stay there...I'm coming...", "I'm lost, I can't find you...I'm going to need to calm down"...I physically could not take anymore of it!? We get it, we as the audience are dumb, so thank you for spoon feeding us every damn action that our characters make. Thank you. You might as well get them to say "I'm swimming". It gets worse, Kate somehow becomes a shark expert! "Sharks attack from below so stay on the ground". Thanks Kate, convenient that you know that. The chemistry of our two sisters was atrocious. Boring Lisa is boring and is known for being boring, but adventurous Kate loves adventure and always gets the guys because she's adventurous. As if that's a reason to go shark watching!? The sharks themselves were ridiculously difficult to see (due to the dark depths of the sea...and the hideous camera shots) and also lacklustre. No thrills to be had here, one or two jump scares but you won't be on the edge of your seat. Convenient plot points are convenient and you will either love or hate the ending. Oh, and the first 20 minutes were so generic that even the music used during the party was monotonous euro dance music. 47 Metres Down is the definition of irritation, this was dreadfully boring film that has the worst script I've seen in years. Please avoid.
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