Deep Blue Sea
Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Although mako sharks are among the fastest and deadliest predators in the ocean, they're not as smart as humans -- at least, they weren't. However, Dr. Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) has been using mako sharks as her test… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 14, 1999
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56%
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38%



Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Aside from a few thrills, Deep Blue Sea is unoriginal and unintelligent.

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A neat package of terror, sharks and special effects!

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Was Britain and were Brits really this boring in the '40s and '50s?

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Doug Saunders
Globe and Mail

You might guess that this movie will feature yelling, at least once, 'Let's get the hell outta here!'

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

An entertainingly trashy and derivative carnivore spectacular!

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Gregory Weinkauf
ÜberCiné

Some upscale action-cheese -- plus who doesn't love Cool J? But the movie's exposition and plotting are mega-lame; Kurtzman & Orci probably pray to Deep Blue Sea every morning.

Jay Carr
Boston Globe

A lame Jaws wannabe!

Barbara Shulgasser
Chicago Tribune

OK, I understand how gene therapy made the sharks smarter, but what made the scientists so stupid?

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...silly, campy material presented as serious high adventure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
I have to admit this film provided some intense moments and whilst this is sort of Jaws on Steroids, it did of course share the same predictability. Of course… More
Melvin White
Carter Blake: That's the answer to the riddle. Because that's what an 8000 pound mako thinks about. About freedom. About the deep blue sea. … More
Dean McKenna
Check out the big brain on <I>Jaws</i>. An unlikely posse of performers (Samuel L. Jackson, Thomas Jane and Saffron Burrows) get down and dirty with… More
Jim Careter
Its really fun to watch, but really painful to think about as a good movie, its just another killthem all movie, like Pirahna 3D or some other crap.
Martin Sahlin
Fucking badass sharks...really good movie
Conner Rainwater
A childhood favorite and quite possibly one of the kookiest action movies ever conceived. The idea of having sharks as villains has been done before, but when… More

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