The Shallows

The Shallows

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The Shallows

Blake Lively stars as a surfer girl stranded offshore when a great white shark keeps her from returning to land in this thriller, billed as "Jaws for a new generation". Only 200 metres from survival, getting there will be the ultimate contest of wills. From the director of House of Wax.

2016Rating: M, Sense of peril, bloody injury detail and coarse language86 minsUSA
Thriller
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Lively may have been cast primarily for her physique, but she proves a compelling heroine all the same.

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Time Out

Time Out

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You're gonna need a bigger Blake (and you're going to get one) in Lively's enjoyably trashy shark-survival movie, the definition of summer fun.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

[Lively] acquits herself well here, especially in the vulnerable-to-shark-attack department.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

What could have been mere summertime chum is actually one of the more cleverly constructed B-movies in quite some time.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

It's smartly done, with just enough twists and turns in the tale to avoid the film ever quite falling into I-know-exactly-how-this'll-turn-out territory.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It's all patently ridiculous. But Blake Lively, director Collet-Serra and a digital shark show no mercy in hooking us with the B-movie tension. And we bite.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Director Jaume Collet-Saura had the restraint to tease the monster until it absolutely has to be on screen, a handy choice considering the CGI is often shonky.

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Newshub

Newshub

press

Jaws this is not, but that didn't stop me from a few yell-out-loud, freak-out fright moments.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

If you're looking for a quick and satisfying summer thrill... then the aptly titled Blake Lively-vs.-shark thriller "The Shallows" should serve you nicely.

0

One of the scariest movies ever produced, Jaws (1975) made sharks one of the most feared creatures on earth. Its director Steven Spielberg was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock, the master of terror himself, who understood that what is not seen can be far more terrifying than what is obvious. Like many shark thrillers, The Shallows (2016) continues the tradition...

3.0
0

The Shallows directed Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Blake Lively as a surfer who ends up battling a Shark in an isolated beach. Nancy (Blake Lively) has seem to found Paradise when she reached a beach where her mom used to surf. Little does she know that beneath the crystal clear blue waters lies a predator ready to devour anything in it’s path. This movie...

4.0
0

I love Blake Lively - I am a big time Gossip Girl fan, I loved Savages and The Town is one of my all-time favorite movies so I went in a little bias. But The Shallows was a great thriller which considering it pretty much relies solely on Blake Lively was fantastic. It wasn't totally predictable and had a few unexpected moments.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Lively may have been cast primarily for her physique, but she proves a compelling heroine all the same.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

You're gonna need a bigger Blake (and you're going to get one) in Lively's enjoyably trashy shark-survival movie, the definition of summer fun.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

[Lively] acquits herself well here, especially in the vulnerable-to-shark-attack department.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

What could have been mere summertime chum is actually one of the more cleverly constructed B-movies in quite some time.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

It's smartly done, with just enough twists and turns in the tale to avoid the film ever quite falling into I-know-exactly-how-this'll-turn-out territory.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

It's all patently ridiculous. But Blake Lively, director Collet-Serra and a digital shark show no mercy in hooking us with the B-movie tension. And we bite.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Director Jaume Collet-Saura had the restraint to tease the monster until it absolutely has to be on screen, a handy choice considering the CGI is often shonky.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

Jaws this is not, but that didn't stop me from a few yell-out-loud, freak-out fright moments.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

If you're looking for a quick and satisfying summer thrill... then the aptly titled Blake Lively-vs.-shark thriller "The Shallows" should serve you nicely.

0

One of the scariest movies ever produced, Jaws (1975) made sharks one of the most feared creatures on earth. Its director Steven Spielberg was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock, the master of terror himself, who understood that what is not seen can be far more terrifying than what is obvious. Like many shark thrillers, The Shallows (2016) continues the...

3.0
0

The Shallows directed Jaume Collet-Serra, starring Blake Lively as a surfer who ends up battling a Shark in an isolated beach. Nancy (Blake Lively) has seem to found Paradise when she reached a beach where her mom used to surf. Little does she know that beneath the crystal clear blue waters lies a predator ready to devour anything in it’s path. This...

4.0
0

I love Blake Lively - I am a big time Gossip Girl fan, I loved Savages and The Town is one of my all-time favorite movies so I went in a little bias. But The Shallows was a great thriller which considering it pretty much relies solely on Blake Lively was fantastic. It wasn't totally predictable and had a few unexpected moments.

4.0
0