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Daniel (Daniel Travis) and Susan (Blanchard Ryan) embark on a tropical vacation with their scuba-diving certifications in tow. During a group dive, the two separate themselves from the others to dive a little deeper. An incorrect head-count suggests the entire group has returned, so the boat departs. When the pair surfaces, they make out a vessel in the distance, but it does not immediately set in that they have been left behind. With sharks lurking beneath, their survival chances grow smaller.

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Audience Reviews for Open Water

  • Oct 15, 2020
    Based on a real story, a diver's worst nightmare.
    Mark B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 11, 2019
    If you like Extreme EXTREME Close Ups filmed on an iPod Shuffle, then oo boy do I have the film for you.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 22, 2017
    Open water made a big splash (Ha ha) on the film circuit in 2004, and it's other simplicity allows it to retain it's progressively deepening feelings of dread and terror. The setting couldn't be more sparse - aryoung couple take a scuba diving vacation, only to find that their boat and all of its other passengers have disappeared when they resurface. They are uncertain that they're in the right spot, and to make matters worse, Night is approaching and a study current is pushing them out to sea where sharks are lurking beneath the waves ...... This is not a found footage film (thankfully) but the Internet close-ups and having the camera frequently bobbing in the water creates the same effect of putting you right there in their flippers, heightening the growing sense of dread. The two principal actors do an admirable job under very difficult conditions, even getting to drop a few lines of droll gallows humor. This is a horror film that attacks the psyche over the eyeballs.
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2017
    Surprisingly freaky for such a simple concept. Well executed!
    Ed K Super Reviewer

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