Parents' Guide to

Deep Blue Sea

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

'90s action-horror tale has bloody shark attacks, cursing.

Movie R 1999 105 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 13+

Mako sharks destroy everything

My first time watching the movie and it was amazing. Not too much swearing, right amount of violence and gore but maybe not for kids
age 12+

Not scary at all

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (12 ):

This movie exists somewhere between Jaws and Sharknado, with none of the quality of the former and none of the deliberate self-awareness of the latter. In fact, the success of the Sharknado franchise seems to be the only logical reason for there to be a Deep Blue Sea 2 coming out nearly 20 years after the original. With its truly awful dialogue exchanges and one-liners, bad CGI special effects, and bombastic Michael Bay-esque cameras constantly swirling around, this movie embodies everything lousy about '90s action movies.

What saves Deep Blue Sea from being a total dud is that there are some surprises and plot twists to the played-out formula. Also, some of the human deaths from the sharks are so over-the-top, this could be seen as the precursor to Sharknado. However, this in no way overcomes how hackneyed everything else about the movie is. As it doesn't make many demands on the viewer, this is best for those seeking mindless action-movie entertainment with no expectations. That's about all that can be said for it.

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