Deep Blue Sea1999

Critics score:
56 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Susan Stark, Detroit News:Read more

Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News:A big, dumb action movie done the right way, with decent characters, something resembling a point and monsters you can root for.Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times:Yes, in its dumb, bludgeoning way, it's fun!Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times:Deep Blue Sea is 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.Read more

Steven Rosen, Denver Post:Director Renny Harlin uses sound well and moves that camera around with lean, mean, visceral clout.Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly:An entertainingly trashy and derivative carnivore spectacular!Read more

Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail:You might guess that this movie will feature yelling, at least once, 'Let's get the hell outta here!'Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews:A taut, exciting thriller that takes movie-goers and characters deep under water and leaves them gasping for breath.Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times:A neat package of terror, sharks and special effects!Read more

Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle:Call it silly. Call it obvious -- there's nothing more obvious than a shark attack. But this is one of the few big-fish horror films that still has the power to surprise.Read more

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Robert Koehler, Variety:The thrills are such a rush, however, and the balance of digitized and analog effects is generally so satisfying that pic's sheer dumbness finally becomes part of the fun.Read more

Michael Atkinson, Village Voice:Read more

Stephen Hunter, Washington Post:Renny Harlin's pretty good when things happen fast and not much good when characters talk slow - or at all.Read more