Deep Blue Sea
Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Dr. Susan McAlester's experiments are on the verge of creating medical history. But to reach her goal, she has violated ethical codes, genetically re-engineering the DNA of mako sharks. One of nature's most lethal killing machines… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 28, 1999
DVD Release Date: December 14, 1999
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Critic Score: 57% 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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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

A lame Jaws wannabe!

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Rare is the terrible film that's this upbeat and delightful and entertaining.

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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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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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Ernest Hardy

A nail-biting rollercoaster ride of thrills and adrenaline.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

An entertainingly trashy and derivative carnivore spectacular!

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Gregory Weinkauf

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
This is one of my favorite bad movies. It's full of action and ridiculous situations to delicious to ignore. Speaking of ridiculousness -- that Samuel L.… More
Martin Sahlin
Fucking badass sharks...really good movie
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.