Jaws Reviews

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July 29, 2013
It is a coarse-grained and exploitive work which depends on excess for its impact. Ashore it is a bore, awkwardly staged and lumpily written.
July 29, 2013
What this movie is about, and where it succeeds best, is the primordial level of fear.
July 29, 2013
Quite simply, Jaws is a masterclass in blockbuster entertainment -- a tense, exciting thriller that redefined contemporary cinema. They don't make them like this anymore.
July 29, 2013
John Williams's Oscar-winning music and the excellent performances of Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss add to the ingeniously mounted tension that cleverly plays on all our deepest primeval fears.
July 29, 2013
A near Hitchcockian exercise in transference of guilt and making the audience pay for its illicit pleasures.
July 29, 2013
Spielberg may be the man who created the new Hollywood, but in his first megahit he summed up what was best in the old -- the humor, the perversity, and the storytelling integrity of Alfred Hitchcock.
July 29, 2013
Mr. Spielberg has so effectively spaced out the shocks that by the time we reach the spectacular final confrontation between the three men and the great white shark, we totally accept the makebelieve on its own foolishly entertaining terms.
December 28, 2012
Jaws remains, decades later, a near perfect film.
October 24, 2012
It's easy to forget just how simply amazing Steven Spielberg's film is. From a technical standpoint, it's a whirlwind of creativity and clever ideas. From an entertainment standpoint it's an exhilarating and often terrifying thriller.
October 9, 2012
Basically, Jaws is an excellent routine movie, the sort normally made on a moderate budget and aimed at the neighborhood houses.
September 18, 2012
Steven Spielberg's Jaws takes a bite out of the Blu-Ray format with a remastered video transfer, an absorbent 7.1 audio track and a whole bunch of bonus content that makes this a worthy purchase for longtime fans and those looking for a classic.
August 17, 2012
Spielberg knows exactly how the human mind works, and he uses that knowledge to plumb the elemental fear buried deep within.
August 15, 2012
Jaws is the definitive comedy posing as a monster movie, and this must-own Blu-ray allows it to look and sound as it never has before.
August 13, 2012
...the movie's justifiably legendary opening [paves] the way for an engrossing first act that's heightened by both Scheider's magnetic performance and the inclusion of several unbearably tense interludes.
August 8, 2012
Spielberg fashioned an instant classic whose success owes as much to his superb orchestration as to the substantial jolts and knockout performances by Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss.
June 21, 2012
Before we see anything, our ears are chilled by composer John Williams' menacing two note soundtrack which then builds into that unforgettable frenzy as the unseen shark savages its first victim.
June 21, 2012
Jaws retains its power to enthrall and shock at the same time.
June 19, 2012
You think of the excess that followed in Jaws' wake and realise how well judged that first blockbuster is.
June 14, 2012
It remains an influence on the modern blockbuster, and is one of its best examples.
June 14, 2012
This is a suspense classic that leaves teeth-marks.
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