Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Even overlooking the fundamental inanity of the movie, one is left to contend with some offensive racial stereotyping.
  2. So uninvolving as basic storytelling that it quickly becomes boring.
  3. 20
    The disgraceful script is by Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers, and Wayne Powers. Directed with occasional flashes of nasty wit by Renny Harlin.
User Score
6.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Jul 22, 2013
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link 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. Full Review »
  2. Jan 28, 2013
    6
    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. Full Review »