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
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  1. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    90
    Deep Blue Sea gives good rush -- earning its stripes as one terrific junk movie.
  2. 80
    Not everything in the film happens according to the traditional, overly familiar blueprint.
  3. 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.
  4. 75
    It proves capable of doing something that many more artistically ambitious films fail at: entertaining an audience for nearly two hours.
  5. One of the few big-fish horror films that still has the power to surprise.
  6. 75
    After slogging through the predictability of countless would-be action thrillers, I admired the sheer professionalism of this one, which doesn't transcend its genre, but at least honors it.
  7. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    70
    If distinctly uneven CGI, minimal originality and overly convenient plot devices turn you off, this may not be your film.
  8. This movie's entire raison d'etre (that's French for "shark meat") is to toy creatively with the "rules."
  9. Imagine a cut-rate "Titanic" stripped of romance and historical resonance and fused with "Jaws," shorn of mythic symbolism and without complex characters, and you have the essence of this live-action horror comic.
  10. 70
    At once self-conscious and generic, this smart monster movie about smart monsters -- supersharks cleverer than the scientist who created them -- repeatedly lulls you into thinking it's paint by numbers.
  11. Reviewed by: Staff(Not credited)
    67
    How refreshing: a big-budget, F/X-happy action flick that actually appears to be intentionally stupid.
User Score
3.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Apr 11, 2015
    0
    This movie is so bad that after viewing it I felt extreme pain.The pit in my stomach is so large I cannot describe it. Please don't watchThis movie is so bad that after viewing it I felt extreme pain.The pit in my stomach is so large I cannot describe it. Please don't watch this. Please. I am currently experiencing thoughts of suicide. Full Review »
  2. Aug 13, 2014
    7
    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 atWith 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 Full Review »
  3. 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 »