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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    Deep Blue Sea gives good rush -- earning its stripes as one terrific junk movie.
  2. An example of how expert action filmmaking and up-to-the-minute visual effects can transcend a workmanlike script and bring excitement to conventional genre material.
  3. One of the few big-fish horror films that still has the power to surprise.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    Powered by exceptional displays of physical filmmaking, Deep Blue Sea is pulled back to shore by the usual suspects -- weak plotting and weaker dialogue.
  5. Reviewed by: Doug Saunders
    One of those stupid movies that are good to relax with.
  6. 50
    A preposterously silly bit of work, chock-full-o' nuts and rife with the kind of plot holes you could drive a submersible ROV through.
  7. 20
    The disgraceful script is by Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers, and Wayne Powers. Directed with occasional flashes of nasty wit by Renny Harlin.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. JohnathonY.
    Aug 31, 2008
    Perfect movie for a scream.
  2. AnthonyF.
    Oct 1, 2006
    The only flick anybody can compare this too is Jaws, but come on, that movie was made 30 years ago.
  3. TS
    Nov 10, 2007
    Very entertaining B-movie. The way the sharks scarf down the cast is gruesomely funny.
  4. WilliamT.
    May 18, 2008
    You won't be giving it a standing ovation but you will have a jolly good hour and a half of CGI sharks and Samuel L Jackson.
  5. Aug 13, 2014
    With this interesting story i was prepared for the best shark movie(since jaws) but the CGI effects were horrible and it was not scary at all.The good point is the performances from Thomas Jane,Samuel.L Jackson and LL cool J Expand
  6. Jan 28, 2013
    A pretty decent Jaws wannabe. Some OK performances from Samuel L. Jackson & LL Cool J. Overall: An entertaining popcorn horror, nothing special but OK if you don't take it too seriously and enjoy it for what it is. Expand
  7. Jul 22, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The plot is ludicrous and the script terrible but if you are happy to be swept along for the ride Deep Blue Sea offers an hour and a half of mindless B-movie fun. Plus Samuel L Jackson gets eaten by a shark about half-way through as well. Expand

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