The Meg

The Meg

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The Meg

Jason Statham, Bingbing Li and Winston Chao star in this deep sea monster sci-fi thriller adapted from Steve Alten's New York Times best-seller.

A deep-sea submersible - part of an international undersea observation program - has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li), to save the crew from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon.

2018Rating: M, Science fiction action113 minsUSA
ActionHorrorScience FictionThrillerBlockbuster
89%
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Reviews & comments

Not so much of a thriller.

It packs some mere thrills, but its ultimately dumbly convenient and badly written.

1.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

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It is neither dumb nor smart enough to be fun, and spends way too much time with its boring human characters when it could be spending it with, you know, the giant shark.

0
Time Out

Time Out

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The Meg proves only that, at least cinematically speaking, great-white movies may have finally jumped the shark.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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"The Meg" doesn't seem to know how dumb it is.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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Not quite killer, but it's rare to see a 21st-century blockbuster having this much fun - right through to its sign-off - with its own premise.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A shark movie that's too slow, too talkative and too concerned with being a 'good' film.

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The Meg ends up being just a high-budget, low-value attempt to sell you a typical tale of a tortured man tracking a monster, composed of spare parts lifted from other films you love.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Self-awareness is all well and good in a giant shark movie, but not when it undercuts the tension.

2.0
0
NPR

NPR

press

Of all the thrillers made about tender, juicy humans splashing away from ravenous giant sharks, The Meg is undeniably the most recent.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The Meg, stolidly directed by Jon Turteltaub, winds up proving a fairly obvious theory about its chosen sub-genre: the more massive the shark (and the budget), the lighter the scares and the lower the stakes.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The kind of arrogant, ostentatious laziness that only a very specific stripe of nine figure film can aspire to…

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Shark. Weak.

2.0
0
Vulture

Vulture

press

It is neither dumb nor smart enough to be fun, and spends way too much time with its boring human characters when it could be spending it with, you know, the giant shark.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

The Meg proves only that, at least cinematically speaking, great-white movies may have finally jumped the shark.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

"The Meg" doesn't seem to know how dumb it is.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Not quite killer, but it's rare to see a 21st-century blockbuster having this much fun - right through to its sign-off - with its own premise.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A shark movie that's too slow, too talkative and too concerned with being a 'good' film.

2.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The Meg ends up being just a high-budget, low-value attempt to sell you a typical tale of a tortured man tracking a monster, composed of spare parts lifted from other films you love.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Self-awareness is all well and good in a giant shark movie, but not when it undercuts the tension.

2.0
0
NPR

NPR

press

Of all the thrillers made about tender, juicy humans splashing away from ravenous giant sharks, The Meg is undeniably the most recent.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The Meg, stolidly directed by Jon Turteltaub, winds up proving a fairly obvious theory about its chosen sub-genre: the more massive the shark (and the budget), the lighter the scares and the lower the stakes.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

The kind of arrogant, ostentatious laziness that only a very specific stripe of nine figure film can aspire to…

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Shark. Weak.

2.0
0

Not so much of a thriller.

It packs some mere thrills, but its ultimately dumbly convenient and badly written.

1.0
0