- Starring: Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez, Ralph Brown
Kate is a shark expert whose business has been failing since a shark attack killed a fellow diver under her command. Once dubbed "the shark whisperer," Kate is haunted by the memory of the attack and unable to get back into the water. With bills piling up and the bank about to foreclose on Kate's boat, Kate's ex-boyfriend Jeff presents her with a lucrative opportunity: lead a thrill-seeking millionaire businessman on a dangerous shark dive...outside the cage. Battling her self-doubts and fear, Kate accepts the proposal -- and sets a course for the world's deadliest feeding ground: Shark Alley. (Wrekin Hill Entertainment)
- Director: John Stockwell
- Genre(s): Adventure, Drama, Thriller
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May 5, 2012Great and realistic shots of sharks, but the movie is amiss because it fails to create the suspense it should have. I don't think the script was strong enough, or was it the direction that failed to capture the thrill it should have, hard to pick. The cast was certainly good enough and the shooting of the sharks was so good I doubt anyone can complain about that. We can see how fake the famous 'Jaws' sharks were when we see this movie, however the suspense of the Spielberg flick was unmistakable, whereas there is virtually no suspense here. The musical score of Jaws played a big part in the suspense building while the score of this movies just does not work for me, and I mean not one bit.
I was impressed with the camera work underwater; it is as close to documentary movies on the subject of swimming with great white sharks as I've seen. However, it is not a documentary and as a thriller action movie it deserves the poor all around ratings I've noted at the various sources I usually check. To make my point: There is a scene almost midway, perhaps a little earlier, when a trio of young guys go diving at night and appear to be killed one by one by what we can only presume are sharks; that scene is completely unrelated to the rest of the movie, it comes out of nowhere and leads to the same place. We never see the shark(s). This was amateurish stuff and is a clue to what the rest of the movie had in store. I was disappointed that the movie wasted talent like Halle Bery, Olivier Martinez and Ralph Brown; they deserved better and I'll do my best to forget they were in this movie.… Expand