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The Shallows (2016) Movie Reviews

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09/30/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The seagull definitely deserves a nomination.

"I'm not totally alone. I've got this little dude, Steven Seagull, here keeping me company."

When you succeed in attracting more attention as a puny little seagull than a large over-sized shark, you deserve an honorable mention at any reputable film festival. Never before was I charmed by poultry. A confident, wounded animal and certainly pleasant company. Not even one silly word came out of his beak. A fellow victim in the same life-threatening situation. Steven Seagull was an ingenious contribution to the movie. That way Nancy (Blake Lively) wasn't compelled to talk to herself a large portion of the movie. Because, believe me, a cozy chat with the bloodthirsty shark that swam circles around her, wasn't part of her schedule.

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07/04/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Serviceable Thriller

'The Shallows' is way better than the typical shark movie. It's a self-contained thriller/survival story that pretty much never stops after the underwater threat is revealed. A short runtime and fast pace further accentuate the immediacy of the situation. Our heroine is intelligent and strong willed, making fear for her safety come easily. The events never become outlandish. There's not much suspension of disbelief needed. The movie just gets right down to business delivering some tense encounters. It's all pretty entertaining. Some scenes overreach when attempting a '127 Hours' type of emotion. I was locked into the action at every turn, but the character moments were not as investing. Blake Lively holds the movie together serviceably well. Nothing here really goes above and b...

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