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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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Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo ...
Surfer
Joseph Salas ...
Surfer (as Jose Manuel Trujillo Salas)
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Dad
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Pablo Calva ...
Boy
Diego Espejel ...
Janelle Bailey ...
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Ava Dean ...
Young Nancy
Chelsea Moody ...
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) (26 June 2016)

Gross:

$55,121,623 (USA) (25 September 2016)
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For the seagull character of Steven Seagull, the usage of both cgi and a puppet was considered based on the belief that it would be inordinately hard to train such a bird to act. This "horrified" both producers, Matti Leshem and Lynn Harris, who wanted to use an actual seagull while scouting for location in Australia. Blake Lively was able to feed a group of seagulls, at which point it was realized that using such a bird would be possible. See more »

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The waves seem to work at the command of the surfers: one minute they are happily surfing huge waves, the next they are sitting down, talking, with the waves non-existent. See more »

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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.
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As himself, Steven "Sully" Seagull. See more »

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Featured in Shooting in 'The Shallows' (2016) See more »

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Trouble
Written by Benjamin Berry and Anita Blay
Performed by Neon Jungle
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd & RCA Records
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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