Black Water
Black Water (2008)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 19, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2008
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Adams
Time Out

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews uneven yet sporadically tense thriller...

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David Gritten
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Writer-directors David Nerlich and Andrew Traucki calibrate the tension with creditable skill.

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Russell Edwards

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.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Nasty, brutish and at 89 minutes just the right length.

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Phelim O'Neill

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.

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Urban Cinefile

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

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The Sun (UK)

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.

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Kevin Maher
Times (UK)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Sajin P A
Movie that started out promisingly but edged into mediocre towards the end. Although the effort have to be appreciated for having made it with out much of a… More
Ken Stachnik
One of the scarier giant croc movies. Heavy on atmosphere and great low budget directing.
Lee ?
Aussie survival-horror about a bad-ass Crocodile who has a trio of holidaymakers stuck up a tree in the middle of a mangrove swamp fighting for their lives.… More
Dean King
A decent enough tale of survival based on true events as 3 people are stranded when attacked by a crocodile. It's ok but a lil too long and the interest… More
Steve K
Wolf Creek with a crocodile. Interesting setting and believable character motivations help make up for some moments of stupidity. Not much violence, more of a… More
Brian De Guelle
A lot better then Rogue. It's a must!!

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