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Into the Blue Reviews

Top Critic
February 9, 2006
A glitzy little B-movie.
Top Critic
October 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 4, 2005
Any potential guilty pleasure is washed away in a sea of icky sermonizing.
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.
October 1, 2005
Though marketed as brain-dead youth fodder, it's even worse than it looks.
September 30, 2005
It takes Stockwell forever to get these details into place, because he's primarily concerned with Caribbean and bikini-clad eye candy. But even that loses its novelty in a ridiculous showcase like this.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 30, 2005
The makers of Into the Blue know what the audience wants. And they deliver a little bit more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 30, 2005
Alba? We'd follow her anywhere, especially Into the Blue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2005
The actors swim well, but emote poorly.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 30, 2005
There is nothing about Into the Blue that is going to arouse anything above the waistline, but director Stockwell makes a fair show of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 30, 2005
Not a thriller so much as an extremely violent swimsuit calendar.
September 30, 2005
Too long at 110 minutes, the movie gets a lot more complicated with its array of peripheral characters. But it's never very deep on characterizations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2005
Alas, there is no treasure, buried or otherwise, but only fool's gold in the silly script.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2005
Somewhat silly but reasonably entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2005
Whom do you root for when everyone is sleazy?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 30, 2005
An enjoyable, gorgeously photographed aquatic adventure whose stars are blissfully bodacious.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2005
Some movies are train wrecks. This one is chum.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2005
It doesn't take long to realize that the only thing this movie's diving for is dollars -- yours.
Read More | Original Score: D+
September 30, 2005
Manages to create a winning Caribbean vibe that stretches into a fun popcorn flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 30, 2005
Writer Matt Johnson lays on more villains and more chases and more twists, but instead of giving the film more depth, it just turns it increasingly sillier and sillier until it drowns in its own contrivances.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2005
Never makes it to so bad it's good, stalling instead at so-bad it's bad.
Read More | Original Score: C-
September 30, 2005
This one tells a hoary tale of Caribbean salvage operators dedicated to hunting sunken treasure on the ocean floor. But the true salvager is the guy behind the camera. John Stockwell has already flashed his talent for rescuing B-material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2005
In its favor, the treasure-hunt adventure has some modestly good underwater scenes, complete with interesting fish. Still, a trip to the aquarium would probably be livelier.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 30, 2005
The most improbable of movies, a comic thriller set in the Bahamas in which Walker and Alba bare enough flesh to seduce us into thinking they've bared pieces of their souls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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
September 29, 2005
It is an extraordinary cinematic achievement to take a story combining pirate treasure, drug runners, killer sharks, an airplane crash, car chases and Jessica Alba in a bikini, and turn it into an exercise in tedium.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 29, 2005
A soggy adventure best suited to DVD-rental desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 29, 2005
Into the Blue may look good cavorting prettily on deck, but ultimately it deserves to walk the plank.
September 29, 2005
It's eye candy with snorkels and fins.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2005
My theory is that Jared is Aquaman, and he's probing the ocean with his mental powers, looking for intelligent life. Which is why he never finds the screenwriter down there.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 29, 2005
Mad props to Peter Zuccarini, who headed the team of ocean-bound photographers and captured some remarkably vivid footage, and also to the actors, who spend plenty of time looking cool, calm and collected swimming with the predatory fishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 29, 2005
Some narrative economy could have shaved 20 minutes off the film's slackly paced two hours and brought us sooner to its memorably frenetic underwater climax -- a payoff that's finally too little, too late to save the movie.
September 29, 2005
It's almost campy enough to be worthy. Except it's not.
Read More | Original Score: C
September 29, 2005
The movie is written, acted and directed as a story, not as an exercise in mindless kinetic energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 28, 2005
Walker is supposed to be lured by the buried treasure, but the actor, wearing Brad Pitt's bristle cut, is like Pitt with his sexy appetite sucked out.
Full Review | Original Score: C