Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: July 28, 1999
3.6
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Generally unfavorable reviews based on 130 Ratings
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JohnathonY.Aug 31, 2008
Perfect movie for a scream.
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AnthonyF.Oct 1, 2006
The only flick anybody can compare this too is Jaws, but come on, that movie was made 30 years ago.
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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.
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TSNov 10, 2007
Very entertaining B-movie. The way the sharks scarf down the cast is gruesomely funny.
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TheQuietGamerOct 13, 2017
While it may not have the brains of Steven Spielberg's "Jaws," this shark flick more than makes up for it with big thrills and all out fun. I feel like Deep Blue Sea doesn't get enough credit. There's a lot of good stuff going on here. TheWhile it may not have the brains of Steven Spielberg's "Jaws," this shark flick more than makes up for it with big thrills and all out fun. I feel like Deep Blue Sea doesn't get enough credit. There's a lot of good stuff going on here. The kills are great and often surprising. Renny Harlin shoots his shark attack scenes like traditional horror movie scares. We've seen these tricks used before, but they're much more effective here because it's sharks instead of apparitions.

The cast is fantastic. Usually when a rapper steps into acting scene it's usually just to much things up. This is especially true with horror movies. However, LL Cool J proves to be an exception here. His character is one of the best parts. Simultaneously funny and someone you can root for. Samuel Jackson is excellent as always. This may not seem like the kind of movie where he would be allowed to flex his acting muscles, but he is given one of his more memorable monologues here. It serves as a reminder of just how talented he is at commanding the screen and taking hold of the viewers attention. Essentially, it's another reminder of why Jackson is one of the greats. It Thomas Jane who steals the show though by nailing the does-everything action hero role and adding some masculine sex appeal to the mix. He's all around awesome and Deep Blue Sea stands out as one of his best movies/roles.

The plot may be a bit absurd, but stands to give viewers a great setting for underwater mishaps. Renny Harlin knows how to craft tension in his scenes. It's more than just sharks causing these characters problems. Their sea-based facility proves to be a crumbling death trap. The strength of the movie comes from just how exciting and enjoyable it is to watch the likable cast try to escape with their lives and dodge sharks in the process. At the end of the day, isn't that what you want from a movie like this? I know I do.

Deep Blue Sea is a blast. Well-made, deceptively clever, and a whole lot of fun. It works as an action movie and serves as a decent (if unscary) horror movie as well. There's a lot more going on here than one would additionally think. It might all be of the cheap thrill variety, but it's hard to criticize the movie for that when it does everything so well. As it stands this might just be second only to the legendary Jaws in terms of shark movies. It's seemingly got it all. Provided what you're looking for is people getting chomped. Which is kind of the point of most shark movies, don't you think?

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Meth-dudeAug 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
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vetorAug 6, 2017
Deep Blue Sea is one of the best shark genre films, with memorable scenes, a tense soundtrack, various references to classic franchise jaws and a good story.
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