47 Meters Down Reviews

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December 27, 2017
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.
September 1, 2017
It's not a great film but, once the preliminary scenes on terra firma are over and we descend to a place we don't belong, it delivers an hour or so of sustained physical and psychological terror.
August 15, 2017
British director Johannes Roberts makes decent use of the murk (the film was largely shot in a tank in London) and the sisterhood theme gives the film a broader appeal than, say, The Shallows.
July 30, 2017
A movie to be laughed at, not with, but there's pure popcorn pleasure to be found in its unapologetic schlock.
July 28, 2017
After the success last year of The Shallows, here's another schlocky but brazenly entertaining thriller pitting American woman against homicidal shark in Mexico.
July 27, 2017
A fiendishly effective holiday-gone-wrong thriller that's better at cranking up the agoraphobic action than fleshing out its characters.
July 27, 2017
A silly but intensely terrifying addition to the wave of shark thrillers out there.
July 26, 2017
An unpretentious film whose destiny it is to toil in the shadow of Steven Spielberg's Jaws.
July 26, 2017
47 Metres Down is competently enough made but suffers from a plot almost as rickety as the ancient cage in which the two sisters descend into the deep to view the sharks.
July 20, 2017
The script is a particular disaster area. "Emotional" beats between the sisters, dismally mistimed, prompt guffaws.
July 14, 2017
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.
June 23, 2017
Even at 89 minutes, you can feel the oxygen running out of this movie.
June 22, 2017
It's gratifying to see a summer popcorn movie where a simple idea goes a long way.
June 22, 2017
In many ways, 47 Meters Down completes a successful narrative dive, but in other ways it gets stuck in the shallows.
June 16, 2017
47 Meters Down is a cheap summer thriller with a bite, B-movie fare that's heavy on empty calories but engrossing enough to consume as a one-time only guilty pleasure.
June 16, 2017
It's taut and suspenseful, and there's a jittery vibe to the whole thing.
June 16, 2017
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
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
The screenplay by Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera is a weirdly clunky work that never seems to know what it's doing.
June 15, 2017
It more or less gets the job done (especially if you're handing out bonus points for a title that traffics in the metric system).
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