Deep Blue Sea 1999

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