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A review by The Movie Waffler

Written by The Movie Waffler on July 21, 2016

All you should need to make a good movie is a girl and a shark, but Serra fails to deliver the basics, instead fashioning a movie that too often resembles a female oriented riff on an '80s Old Spice commercial. The Shallows is a damp squib.

Read the full review at http://www.themoviewaffler.com/2016/07/new-release-review-shallows.html

A review by Screen-Space

Written by Screen-Space on August 19, 2016

"Jaume Collet-Serra’s woman-vs-wild thriller is beautiful, bigscreen Hollywood nonsense that manoeuvres/manipulates the viewer into the kind of submissive state only the finest summer crowd-pleasers can achieve..."

Read the full review here: http://screen-space.squarespace.com/reviews/2016/8/19/the-shallows.html

Featured Review

Written by Reno on October 24, 2016

Very close to the shore, yet too far and dangerous to attempt.

I'm sure you have seen shark attack films like 'Jaws', 'Deep Blue Sea' et cetera, and yep this another one to add to that collection. But this was something very neatly done, I mean for the most of the parts. Looked so real, so I thought it might end up top among its similar theme. In the end, I was little disappointed, because of the shark. The portrayal of shark was very natural, until the last half an hour. Then it becomes the common film gimmick when the animal was obsessed to kill its target at any cost.

I am a huge a... read the rest.

Written by in_the_crease on March 22, 2017

As a shark fanatic (thanks, Jaws), I was excited to see The Shallows. When I first saw the trailer, I thought the concept--more 127 Hours than Jaws--was interesting: A single person, alone on a rock, trapped a mere 100 or so yards offshore, in shark-infested waters.

Most shark movies follow the Jaws formula to a T: Shark attacks a bather, someone in position of authority decides something must be done and the beaches should be closed, someone of higher authority thwarts that attempt, more people die, our hero finally has to confront the monster.

But The Shallows produced a new and fresh... read the rest.

Written by AndryX7 on October 26, 2017

An exceptional movie involving a hungry shark

Plot is simple yet so catchy and interesting. After a few minutes you will start to care about the main protagonist, so much that you will cross your fingers hoping for the best. Everything (or almost everything) is going to feel realistic, and there is not anything wrong with the main antagonist ... it is totally well made.

Great performance by Blake Lively (Nancy Adams) too. I will also mention the impressive landscapes because they literally left me speechless. I would have appreciated a more detailed background story but I will... read the rest.

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