The Shallows

The Shallows

DVD - 2016
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Nancy is surfing on a secluded beach, and finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD HORROR Sha
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,5.1 Dolby Digital (Spanish)
video file,DVD video,region 1


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Jun 29, 2018

Loved it. Suspenseful

May 15, 2018

Pretty decent, some good thrills.

Apr 27, 2018

Two important things, here:

1. This is NOT a jaws re-run or sequel.

2. Blake Lively.

Blake's had a terrific career, thus far, and this survival thriller's a departure of sorts, from her supporting roles in crime dramas (The Town, Savages) to her first break-out starring role, in the 2015, box-office winner, The Age of Adeline. Her performance--and the clever premise--made that movie a hit.

So...why this one, when the title might also speak for the plot?
Ans: Another starring role. Even better: the only competition for our attention is a shark. She OWNS this one, dominating the movie the same way that Tom Hanks dominated "Cast Away" and Robert Redford dominated "All Is Lost": they are isolated by circumstances and must, somehow, survive. Another bravura performance, here.

Now, the plot: Illogical? Sure. But given the beautiful setting, stunning visual effects and Lively's performance under the direction of Jaume Collet-Serra, who's been responsible for the recent series of Liam Neeson thrillers--suspending disbelief is easy. Will the injured surfer threatened by a massive killer shark survive her ordeal?
How CAN she?
Grab the popcorn.

Jan 23, 2018

We actually love shark movies and I thought this one was very well done... a few parts actually made ya look away from the tv... graphics were very good and a good story too! We loved it and would watch again :)

Jan 15, 2018

It was a suspenseful, action packed movie, although quite predictable. The demise of the shark was kind of dumb.

Dec 17, 2017

A tense shark attack film. Analysis will find flaws but there's nothing so obvious it can't be overlooked by a little willing suspension of disbelief. You might also enjoy Soul Surfer and 127 Hours (no sharks in this but same feel), both based on real events.

Dec 11, 2017

Another shark movie. Not much of a story.

Nov 13, 2017

Well-produced with a strong female character who strategizes her way out of a life-or-death situation when she winds up stranded in a very angry shark's territory, just a couple hundred yards from safety. Blake Lively does a good job portraying a grief-stricken daughter who visits her mom's "special beach" to find solace, solitude, and surfing. There's also a uniquely American take on traveling alone, holding your own, and trusting the people you meet. The ever-present connectivity of technology has its plusses and minuses, including Google's silly substitution for some Spanish translations.

Oct 09, 2017

Same old shark stuff!

Aug 06, 2017

Pretty good movie. Sharks make great bad guys.

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May 15, 2018

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Intense scenes of attacking shark.

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Despite its PG-13 rating this film is intense. There is a prodigious amount of blood and a very graphic suture scene.


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May 15, 2018

Nancy: She's not coming.

Carlos: Who?

Nancy: Uh. My friend, you know. You know, the girl we left back at the hotel? You know, she smelled like Don Julio and bad choices.

Nov 04, 2016

The setting:
Guess where I am? Tijuana.
-Oh, my God. No way. Mom's beach, right?
It's just as beautiful as she said it was.
Anything gnarly out here, I should know about?
-There's some rocks over there! There's only one tide a day, and when the tide gets low, it becomes an island. There's some nasty fire coral. It stings like a jellyfish.
It's April 26, 2016. Uh, if you find this, please send help right away. I've been attacked by a shark. He's killed three other people since I got here. He's still circling, so... Uh, he's got this big old whale over here, but that-that's the problem. I swam right up onto his feeding ground.


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