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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.
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.
Director Renny Harlin uses sound well and moves that camera around with lean, mean, visceral clout.
Globe and Mail:
You might guess that this movie will feature yelling, at least once, 'Let's get the hell outta here!'
A taut, exciting thriller that takes movie-goers and characters deep under water and leaves them gasping for breath.
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.
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.
Renny Harlin's pretty good when things happen fast and not much good when characters talk slow - or at all.