The Deep
The Deep (1977)

Peter Benchley, who wrote Jaws, also wrote The Deep. Scuba divers David Sanders and Gail Berke (Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset), assisted by Romer Treece (Robert Shaw), discover a sunken treasure off the Bermuda coast. They also find a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 17, 1977
DVD Release Date: July 4, 2000
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The only thing deep about this thriller is the big budget.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

The Deep doesn't exactly give you the bends, but when you come up for air you realize that this was one cinematic dive that could have been deeper . . . and better edited.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Advertised as another Jaws. I think there was an eel that popped out once.

Emanuel Levy

This trashy underwater thriller, based on Benchley (Jaws) best-seller, was one of the year's most popular films, despite negative reviews.

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Cole Smithey

Oh Jacqui Bisset, oh Jacqui.

Scott Weinberg

Fairly shallow, actually.

Christopher Null

a memorable ride back to the shaggy '70s, and more than a little harrowing one.

Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

A sleek and empty vessel, inspired not by Jaws but by the boxoffice for Jaws.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
Peter Benchley made a name for himself by writing Jaws. He continued the trend by writing The Deep. Then, he decided to step in and adapt that book for this… More
Jason Owens
"The Deep" was made a few years before I was born, but I had always heard it was a good movie. I finally watched it and I liked it....a lot. From what… More
Alex roy
Thriller based on Jaws author Peter Benchley's novel of the same name, The Deep is a good film, but is never anything great. This film takes elements of… More
Steven Vincent Gee
This movie has its moments but falls short of being great. The diving scenes are well photographed and the climatic battle between the good guys and the bad… More
Wahida K
Is anything worth the terror of The Deep?
Marcus Woolcott
Sunken treasure and voodoo and drugs and sharks and giant conger eels. Great fun!