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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    well executed

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    Beechwood818
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    In a sea (my big book of puns was handy) of bad shark movies, this one works. This sort of plot you understand even before buying the DVD, if not... Just off-shore, a great white shark strands a girl on a rock. Simple. Most horror films are simple. What makes or breaks them is execution and this one is well executed. The setting and filmography are first rate - this is a beautifully shot film. The special effects are terrific and the shark looks very real. The acting is solid as Blake Lively convinces as the film's hero. The villain (shark), again looks real, and is presented as the lurking terror that would scare anyone. The pace is steady and effective as the stakes continue to rise throughout. This is a Hollywood monster movie so yes, the shark does a few things that are skeptically farfetched: knocks a whale twenty feet, catches on fire, bites through metal, and pursues a lone surfer like a vengeful stalker in a Lifetime movie. Most of those things I could also attribute to Jaws - so let's take it easy, lighten up, and not forget that we're watching a monster movie. While this is not Jaws, this film contains enough to deliver what it should. A decent grab-the-popcorn, let's-take-scary-ride-and-be-entertained, what-if story.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This shark movie delivers

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    Pike
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    In a sea (my big book of puns was handy) of bad shark movies, this one works. This sort of plot you understand even before buying the DVD, if not... Just off-shore, a great white shark strands a girl on a rock. Simple. Most horror films are simple. What makes or breaks them is execution and this one is well executed. The setting and filmography are first rate - this is a beautifully shot film. The special effects are terrific and the shark looks very real. The acting is solid as Blake Lively convinces as the film's hero. The villain (shark), again looks real, and is presented as the lurking terror that would scare anyone. The pace is steady and effective as the stakes continue to rise throughout. This is a Hollywood monster movie so yes, the shark does a few things that are skeptically farfetched: knocks a whale twenty feet, catches on fire, bites through metal, and pursues a lone surfer like a vengeful stalker in a Lifetime movie. Most of those things I could also attribute to Jaws - so let's take it easy, lighten up, and not forget that we're watching a monster movie. While this is not Jaws, this film contains enough to deliver what it should. A decent grab-the-popcorn, let's-take-scary-ride-and-be-entertained, what-if story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Entry into the Survival Genre

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    Bernhart10
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    The current trend in films toward the single actor survival genre as produced many great films. Gravity, the Revenant, The Martian, all focus largely on a single actor as they struggle with an overwhelming situation. The Shallows is another entry into this genre and is also very well done by in large. These types of films give an actor a great deal of screen time, and thus a great deal of time to well, act. Blake Lively does a fine job demonstrating the agony of not only her physical wounds but also of being so close to salvation. The shark as a villain as opposed to a force of nature is interesting. Although I think the studio anthropomorphized the shark a little bit for effect. While a shark may attempt to defend a whale carcass from competition, it does spend an inordinate time pursuing the humans. A dead whale would draw sharks from far and wide, and the shark would likely have to return to the carcass to defend it from other predators. That wouldn't make for much of a movie however, so the shark pursues the humans with something akin to a human grudge. While perhaps not an accurate representation of shark behavior, it does make for a thrilling movie! One that perhaps isn't as good as the very best in this genre, but a solid entry non the less.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The shallows is very good movie

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    Gato
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    Nancy comes empty-handed, except for her surfboard and smartphone. The latter serves two purposes: to deliver bare-bones exposition and to cross-promote parent company Sony’s latest high-tech gizmo — a reminder that most modern-day horror movies can be “solved” simply by calling the police. The Shallows" is a one-woman show that puts Lively on a jagged rocky pedestal and worships her. She wears a bikini so radiantly orange that seems to refract moonlight during the night scenes,

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Entertainment with a digital shark

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    Immunology20
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    While no "Jaws," this movie about a battle of survival between a stranded female surfer and a voracious great white shark is entertaining and suspenseful at key moments. The movie is less about realism and more for suspense and entertainment. It accomplishes that and holds its own as a movie worth seeing... for the right price. The blu ray has a few "making of " special features that are interesting and not overly long. If you enjoy the ocean, surfing, or sharks, give this one a try... you might be pleasantly surprised for 90 minutes.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not your average monster movie

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    TechFan
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    I initially saw this in theaters after reading positive reviews. That this was as much about the character and her survival as it was about the actual attack. It's not particularly realistic, but it did make me believe it. And once that happened, the tension it creates was very entertaining. This is not the goofy sharknado, or megashark. Nor is it Jaws, really. While it is about a shark attack, it takes a less adventury, more gritty, survival story tone. It felt like The Grey, to me. So if you enjoyed that movie, you'll likely enjoy the Shallows, as well.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    More sweet than sour

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    JCrow
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    The graphics for this movie are amazing in 4k! I was honestly extremely hesitant to buy this movie because I thought it would probably just be another shark movie that is halfway decent but I was nicely surprised on how good this movie is. Blake Lively was hot and did well acting. The reason why I didn't rate the movie 5 stars is because I thought that there could have been some more interesting twists or turns that occurred to keep me glued to the TV but overall I give it 4 stars.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie!!

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    This is a really great movie! When it was in theatres, I saw it twice--once with my date and once with my family. Bought the DVD pretty much the day it came out. Not a lot of unnecessary "fluff" getting to the main plot, and the cast is minimal, which I think is a good thing. The movie gets right into the action of things and in my opinion, is pretty reasonable with the normal shark--not uber intelligent or meat hungry like "Deep Blue Sea" and "Jaws (both good movies as well).

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just When You Thought It was Safe ....

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    ForeverBlu
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    to get back in the water. Oh, sorry, that's the other one. How many more good Shark movies can they make? Answer... at least one more. Always loved JAWS, this one managed to come up with several new ideas which worked. The story itself was helped along by the beautiful scenery and the even more beautiful Blake Lively. If you dig this kind of flick, you won't be disappointed. Blu-ray technical details are strong and should please everyone.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stunning Picture & Sound, Ok Movie

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    SkinnyPanda
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    This was an impulse buy and I'm glad I did. Not the most thrilling movie but still entertaining. The reason for this review is to share my thoughts on the quality of this Ultra HD Blu Ray. The picture is stunning and the Dolby Atmos audio is even better. Titles like these make the cost of upgrading to a 4K hdr tv and immersive audio worth every penny.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Movie, Fantastic Picture Quality

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    NYGiants2017
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    The movie itself is pretty entertaining--good special effects, believable acting, and a decent (if not entirely believable) plot. But I bought this movie primarily because the 4K picture quality was rumored to be outstanding--and on that front, the movie delivers. The colors are vibrant and the picture incredibly crisp. I would recommend this for those wanting to get the most out of their 4K setup.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    These Shallows run deep

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    Pretty good movie. Blake holds her own. Very small but great cast. Without giving to much away, this girl knows how to fight but then it is only a movie. More drama than action but the cinematography is beautiful and the shark is mostly realistic. I recommend it to those who don't sit and like to pick a movie apart. Ok for family night but smaller kids may get spooked.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than anticipated

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    LunaticFringe
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    My wife wanted to see this movie so of course we picked it up in 4k. Visually the movie is absolutely stunning, the shark has a hint of CGI but otherwise it's one of the better looking 4k movies we've watched. The action is a little slow at times but doesn't drag to the point of being bothersome. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised and would watch it again.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly effective

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    ColonelStarsandStripes
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    Shark films are more or less a dime a dozen with the clear benchmark being sent by Jaws in 1975. For what it is, this movie is actually quite entertaining. In fact, the first two thirds are actually really intense and smartly executed. Only at the end do you things get silly and fall victim to Hollywood ending tropes but nevertheless, it's a fun ride.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good... But 'Jaws' Is Gold Standard

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    This film is, overall, a decent entry in the whole 'sharks vs. people' genre. The subplot involving Blake Lively's character & finding herself by experiencing her mother's journey was clichéd and predictable. But seeing her use the knowledge she gained, as well as her natural smarts & instincts against her foe (HINT: It's a SHARK!) was entertaining.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good film!

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    Graphicace
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    This is a surprise film because your thought is another Jaws film. This film showed a person in a bad situation and never giving up. Even though the way the shark is conqueered is not feasible, it works and you can forgive the writers for it. I was very happy I had purchased it and would recommend this. A good over evil story.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Upset...

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    ryanpledger
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    I was excited when I found out this movie was shot in 3.4k and 4K. Then I found out it was mastered in 2k for the UHD disc. Complete let down. With that being said, with the addition of HDR and atoms this is a high quality upscale. The movie it self was okay, although I was very impressed with Blake Lively's acting in this role.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Jaws for the 21st Century

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    OlyGuy
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    Can not believe it has been over 45 years since Jaws came out and scared the willies out of a generation of beach goers. This one is totally updated and features some beautiful scenic views and great photography. The story is a simple story of survival but dramatically played out with some excellent special effects.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A cool little horror movie

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    In terms of shark attack movies, this is one of the better ones out there. If you can accept the fact that nothing will beat Jaws, then you'll find the thrills in this movie will keep you on edge. Just be patient with the first 20 minutes. Not much happens then, but once the shark attacks, it's good entertainment.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great shark movie.

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    The Shallows, was a movie that I had heard about from friends. They really liked it so I thought I would give it a try. I did and I was not disappointed! This is one of the best thrillers I have seen, having to do with sharks in quite awhile. You should give it a try. You won't be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend