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47 Meters Down (2017)

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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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Two sisters vacationing in Mexico become trapped in a shark cage on the ocean floor. As their oxygen starts to run out and with great white sharks circling them, the sisters must find a way to get to the surface alive.

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Critic Reviews for 47 Meters Down

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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.

July 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Even at 89 minutes, you can feel the oxygen running out of this movie.

June 23, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

It's gratifying to see a summer popcorn movie where a simple idea goes a long way.

June 22, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's taut and suspenseful, and there's a jittery vibe to the whole thing.

June 16, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The movie's saving grace is the visceral response that sharks produce, even more than four decades after Jaws first had audiences screaming.

June 16, 2017 | Full Review…
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While the plot is a bit shaky in parts, the overall effect of creating needed tension and some outright, out-of-your-seat jumps of fright is quite effective.

June 16, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for 47 Meters Down

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.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

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We seem to be getting a few Shark films a year now thanks to the awful Sharknado series but none of them really try anything too new, This is another example of how limited a Shark movie is, It's not terrible but it's too predictable, There was a few tense scenes that were good and the ending could of been so much better if they used their twist in the right way but they didn't and we all saw the ending coming a mile away so it was hard to enjoy the movie as much as it wanted us to, Fans of the genre will have a good time but to the casual viewer it's nothing special or memorable.

Jamie Clarke
Jamie Clarke

Super Reviewer

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.

Luke Andrews
Luke Andrews

Super Reviewer

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