Deep Blue Sea
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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 subjects for research on the regeneration of human brain tissues. McAlester has altered the DNA of several sharks, raising them close to the level of human intelligence; the sharks have also become faster and stronger in the process. While these DNA experiments have yielded fascinating results, they're also of questionable ethics and legality, earning her the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"A neat package of terror, sharks and special effects!"
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Was Britain and were Brits really this boring in the '40s and '50s?"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"I can't imagine wanting to see Deep Blue Sea again, but as a one-time-only, low-expectation, Sunday-afternoon diversion, it kept me amused."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"It's stupid and violent, and proud of it."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"You might guess that this movie will feature yelling, at least once, 'Let's get the hell outta here!'"
‑ Doug Saunders, Globe and Mail
"An entertainingly trashy and derivative carnivore spectacular!"
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"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."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, ÜberCiné
"Harlin, perpetrated, I mean, directed CUTTHROAT ISLAND, but oddly enough, it did not stop studios from giving him big bucks to repeat his mistakes."
‑ Andrea Chase, Killer Movie Reviews
"If science can make sharks super- intelligent, why can't it do the same for screenwriters? ...For a movie about the advancement of knowledge, "Sea" is often flabbergastingly dumb."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A lame Jaws wannabe!"
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"OK, I understand how gene therapy made the sharks smarter, but what made the scientists so stupid?"
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, Chicago Tribune
"...silly, campy material presented as serious high adventure."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"LL Cool J and Thomas Jane (are you looking for the new Steve McQueen? HE'S RIGHT HERE) keep the movie rolling."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"Harlin, in telling a standard tale of morality and conflict, turns in a plotless, empty picture that dissolves into an emotionless videogame."
‑ Jon Alon Walz, Boxoffice Magazine
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