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The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 24 June 2016 (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.

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Carlos
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Dad
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Chloe
Pablo Calva ...
Boy
Diego Espejel ...
Intoxicated Man
Janelle Bailey ...
Mom
Ava Dean ...
Young Nancy
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Young Mom
Sully Seagull ...
Sully 'Steven' Seagull (as Sully 'Steven' Seagall)
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In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she 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. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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What was once in the deep is now in the shallows See more »

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Rated PG - 13 for bloody images, intense sequences of peril, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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24 June 2016 (USA)  »

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In the Deep  »

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Budget:

$17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,800,868 (USA) (24 June 2016)

Gross:

$55,121,623 (USA) (23 September 2016)
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Trivia

Blake Lively wears a Baby-G BG169R-8 model gshock. However, that model doesn't feature a tide graph in real life. See more »

Goofs

When the kid at the start of the film is watching the found GoPro video, we see the surfer take a tumble on a wave and that's when the shark gets him. When the events are playing out during the film, the same surfer is in a completely different scenario when he's attacked. See more »

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Carlos: [to Nancy about the island] It is Paradise.
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As himself, Steven "Sully" Seagull. See more »

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Referenced in The Shallows: When Sharks Attack (2016) See more »

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El Lado Más Bestia de la Vida (Walk On The Wild Side)
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Albert Pla
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment España, S.L.
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Watchable - Just.
8 August 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's difficult to write a review about a shark movie whilst not comparing it to a certain "we need a bigger boat" classic. It certainly doesn't come close to that particular film - it's watchable; but that's about it in my opinion.

The Shallows is unfortunately one of those movies which, once you have seen the trailers, you've pretty much seen the entire film. There's not a huge story-line involved... yes, there's the main character (Blake Lively - who is also very beautiful) coming to terms with her own past and decisions she's made.

I felt that once the story got going, everything slowed down to a standstill; and I'm afraid to say that I started feeling bored - far from what I expected after seeing the trailers and hype.

I'm not saying The Shallows is a bad movie - Blake does a decent job, the CGI/shark scenes/SFX are more believable than most films in this 'genre', and the acting isn't anything to complain about. Where The Shallows loses stars (for me) is just the fact that the story-line is very limited - it's more of a psychological survival battle than a hunter/prey type movie.

To sum up - The Shallows is worth a watch. I wouldn't put it up there with the 'classic', but nor would I put it down with some of the worst shark movies I've tried to watch (you know the ones). Location and atmosphere all work (would probably be difficult to do a shark movie that didn't involve the sea tho' - although it's being done in one of those crazy ones!). I was very much looking forward to this film; am just a little disappointed there wasn't more to it - jump scenes, shark scenes and perhaps a slightly better story line.

Finally...I wouldn't be surprised if Steven Seagull gets his own movie next year!

Overall: 5/10... Not the best... but far from the worst.


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