The Meg

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The Meg sets audiences up for a good old-fashioned B-movie creature feature, but lacks the genre thrills -- or the cheesy bite -- to make it worth diving in.

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Previously thought to be extinct, a massive creature attacks a deep-sea submersible, leaving it disabled and trapping the crew at the bottom of the Pacific. With time running out, a visionary oceanographer recruits rescue diver Jonas Taylor to save the crew and the sea itself from an unimaginable threat -- a 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon.

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Critic Reviews for The Meg

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  • Director Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) strikes an agreeable tone, avoiding both unnecessary heaviness and self-aware camp.

    March 4, 2020 | Full Review…
  • There's some corniness that's apart of this film, there are some cheesy lines, but Statham sells it all.

    March 21, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Asks little more of you than to strap in, put away your phone and enjoy watching a freakishly huge prehistoric eating machine terrorize some scientists before it turns its appetite to a beach full of frolickers on floaties.

    August 29, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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  • The one genuine shock is that it takes Statham as long as 44 minutes to remove his shirt and flash his pecs.

    August 20, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • If there's any sense of menace in The Meg, it lies in the prospect that many more such films may be on the way. All that said, I hope there are bigger opportunities in store for whoever edited the trailer.

    August 15, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • The film delivers on that silly-stupid-summer-fun promise, while also exceeding expectations in terms of action and set-pieces

    August 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for The Meg

  • Aug 12, 2020
    It's nice to see a Shark-led Creature Feature that's actually got some money behind it, but The Meg is still really nothing special.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 08, 2019
    Don't think about the plot holes, the uneven acting or just how implausible the whole thing is. Just lay the butter on the popcorn and enjoy.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Apr 15, 2019
    If you want to read the review I wrote for this, go to letterboxd.com/HankIsDead514. I can no longer post long reviews on here and I'm not writing two separate reviews for the same movie.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Apr 13, 2019
    Jason Statham takes on a Megalodon in the fun and exciting B-movie The Meg. While exploring a trench in the China Sea a group of researchers accidentally release a prehistoric shark known as a megalodon, which then attacks the research station and begins to feed. Statham is in top form, doing some incredible action scenes, and delivering some good comedy bits. And the special effects are quite impressive, though there are a few cheesy CGI shots. Still, the set and creature designs are pretty cool, with a kind of retro sci-fi look. Also, the score does a great job at heightening the suspense and intensity of the shark attacks. Extraordinarily entertaining, The Meg is a thrilling adventure into the darkest reaches if the sea.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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