Into the Blue Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
March 27, 2011
Into the Blue is fun to watch because it's, well, fun to watch - particularly when its stars dive into the blue in their various skimpy bathing suits (which they do often), but it's not much of thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 30, 2005
Alba is bad, but her co-stars are worse. Stockwell can't get a decent performance out of any of them. Even the sharks seem to be hamming it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Rocchi
Netflix
September 29, 2005
Scuba-diving thriller with drugs, treasure and bikini-clad flesh isn't especially deep or gripping, even with eye candy aplenty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
December 21, 2005
Reminsicient of nothing more than several wealthy persons' salaried vacation trip, Into the Blue is an absolutely merciless chore of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 30, 2005
When under water, the action-adventure Into the Blue has genuine thrills. Above water or on dry land, this is one dead fish.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
October 3, 2005
I don't think there's anything wrong with an escapist adventure, but if you're rolling your eyes in disbelief at the plot and the dialogue, it makes it hard to enjoy the scenery.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 29, 2005
A bikini-clad morality tale, one so simplistic and preposterous that even the sharks know they should munch only on the villains.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
July 10, 2007
the characters seem as shallow as the waters through which they paddle.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
October 1, 2005
Into the Blue does the impossible - it makes a film featuring a bikini-clad Jessica Alba as dull as a bag of sand
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 29, 2005
Without the delicious Alba's bootylicious presence, the shallow Into the Blue would sink like a stone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
Not exactly awful, just flashy and stupid.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 29, 2005
Sometimes when a movie gets boring, I start to wish that a shark would eat someone, just for some diversion. This marks the first time that wish has ever come true.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
September 29, 2005
A soggy adventure best suited to DVD-rental desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
September 29, 2005
Into the Blue is such a smorgasbord of action, clichés, and bad acting, that it will make your head spin in ways John Stockwell wasn't counting on.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
October 3, 2005
Into the Blue is just dumb fun in the sun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Stockwell fails even to define major plot points, leaving us to figure them out later from the dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 15, 2009
Even as pure eye-candy "Into The Blue" is a miserable failure.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
October 1, 2005
...[a] banal bikini-clad action/adventure...Into the Blue merely sinks aimlessly into the deep-watered depths of its Caribbean currents.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
The producers were more compelled to flash us than provide a story that wasn't contrived or incredibly far-fetched...
Chelsea Bain
Boston Herald
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

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September 30, 2005
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