Black Water
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Three tourists navigating the treacherous swamps of Northern Australia are forced to fight for their lives after a hungry crocodile capsizes their boat and stalks them from the murky depths in this natural horror thriller from directors David Nerlich and Andrew Traucki. It was during a relaxing voyage into the outback that Grace, her boyfriend Adam, and her younger sister Lee decided to venture into an area of the outback rarely seen by tourists. Enlisting the aid of local tour guide Jim, the three thrill seeking travelers eagerly hopped into their boat and set out on what was supposed to be a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Tapping into the primeval fear generated by these perfectly evolved killing machines, the filmmakers ratchet up the tension, while sustaining our interest in the fate of the trio."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
" uneven yet sporadically tense thriller..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Writer-directors David Nerlich and Andrew Traucki calibrate the tension with creditable skill."
‑ David Gritten, Daily Telegraph
"Packs enough shocks to keep you gripped, not to mention a conclusion that refreshingly refutes the genre rulebook."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
"Short, sharp and refreshingly nasty, it's a light antidote to all those heavy Oscar hopefuls clogging up the multiplex."
‑ Paul Arendt,
"A lack of incisive action takes the teeth out of croc pic...offering too few scares and insufficient tension for audiences to take the bait."
‑ Russell Edwards, Variety
"Nasty, brutish and at 89 minutes just the right length."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"While the when-animals-attack genre has been a staple of direct-to-retail movies for decades now, this tries for a more realistic approach than the usual rubber or CGI reptile's buffet."
‑ Phelim O'Neill, Guardian
"Lean and mean, this basically does for crocodiles what Open Water did for sharks, Snap it up."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"A wasted opportunity."
‑ , Little White Lies
"Splendid in its economy, Black Water gets a grip on our senses and never lets go %u2026 the writer/directors portray nature as something wondrous and deadly all at once, which is what it is of course, without guilt, without an agenda %u2013 except surviva"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Australian film-makers Andrew Traucki and David Nerlich have done a great job in making the world's most deadly reptile as scary as a shark."
‑ , Sun Online
"There are some nice creepy chills to be had from the directors David Nerlich and Andrew Traucki's low waterlevel camera work, but ultimately the outlandishness of their real-life adventure deadens the visceral impact."
‑ Kevin Maher, Times [UK]
"Well acted and all the more engaging for having been based on a true story, ultimately Black Water lacks teeth."
‑ Steve Watson, Film4
"A barely disguised B-movie - but one that bites deep."
‑ Simon Crook, Empire Magazine
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