Jaws Reviews

September 21, 2017
Jaws is a grisly film, often ugly as sin, which achieves precisely what it set out to accomplish-scare the hell out of you.
July 31, 2015
I don't think there's a more exciting talent at work right now than Spielberg, an authentic moviemaking prodigy, and perhaps his worst problem from June 20, 1975, on will be preventing success from making a nervous or artistic wreck of him.
July 6, 2015
Perhaps the most perfectly constructed horror story in our time.
June 12, 2015
Director Steven Spielberg has immeasurably improved the bestselling Peter Benchley potboiler novel.
May 29, 2015
Spielberg had paced the film beautifully so that one is always on edge, tensed for those scary moments that turn out to be false alarms, and left somehow totally unprepared for the real shocks.
July 29, 2013
It may be the most cheerfully perverse scare movie ever made. Even while you're convulsed with laughter you're still apprehensive, because the editing rhythms are very tricky, and the shock images loom up huge, right on top of you.
July 29, 2013
The result is a fast-paced, straight-line thriller that moves without pause toward the climactic contest at sea between three men and a 25-foot, 3-ton great while killer shark.
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
A near Hitchcockian exercise in transference of guilt and making the audience pay for its illicit pleasures.