The Shallows

The Shallows (2016)

  • Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
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  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • Country: USA
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A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Critic Reviews

Collet-Serra ensures that we feel the risk of every stroke between his heroine and her safety. The action is visceral and immediate, but crucially contextualized by a helpful array of wide shots and bird’s-eye views.
— David Ehrlich (IndieWire)
Didn't Like
Shallow is a mild word for it. Others would be silly, miscalculated, unconvincing, artless, pandering, hokey, ridiculous. Or just plain awful.
— Todd McCarthy (The Hollywood Reporter)