Smart, and very entertaining, tense ocean thriller is very bloody and violent but great and realistic.
This bloody ocean thriller focus's on a young med school drop out, Nancy Adams. After her mother dies in the hospital, she visits a beautiful beach in Mexico to mourn her mother and surf. She meets two guys who are really nice, and she is really having an amazing time. When it becomes dark, the two guys leave, but Nancy wants to hit one more wave before she leaves. Suddenly, she feels a bump on her board, and she falls in the water, when she climbs back up, a huge great white shark bits her leg, and she is pulled down into the water. After the attack, she swims.. and swims until she reaches a small rock 200 yards from shore. Now, Nancy must plan when it's going to be low tide, and high tide, and when she finds a buoy, she has an amazing idea that might just save her from the big great white. Meantime, she calls for help by screaming and yelling, but when the surfers try to come and help her, do they survive? It's up to Nancy and others to stay alive, and because she is smart and strong, she might be able to get back to shore, alive or not. Violence 4/5: Strong, constant peril including plenty of blood, shark attacks, brutal wounds, and shocking bite marks. Nancy is bit on the leg by a shark and it bleeds frequently as she tries to stitch it with rocks and a necklace as she screams. Two surfers attempt to save Nancy and one of them is snatched and attacked by the shark, and the other is dragged under the water and doesn't come up (we later see a video of him and the shark under the water, and it ends when the shark eats him). We see another surfer attempting to rescue Nancy and then suddenly, Nancy's face is seen and she is crying and screaming, implying that he was brutally attacked. A man climbs up onto the beach and we see his body ripped in two pieces with his legs ripped from his body, as blood flows for his chest and he screams. Nancy is stung by jellyfish as she screams, and the disgusting wound is seen. Nancy is bashed against coral in the water several times, which stings and hurts her as she screams, and yells. Very gory: Disgusting, ripped up dead bodies. Three characters killed by a shark. Sad moment where Nancy records a video as she thinks she's about to die. Horrifying, scary jump shocks/scares. Gory dead whale in the water. Nancy resets a birds wing with blood and the bird screaming. Nancy attacks the shark in many ways, including shooting a gun at it, burning it with a fire gun, stabbing it with metal, stinging it with coral and jellyfish, and even smashing it at the bottom of the coral, all with plenty of blood. Nancy is attacked by waves, and snatched at by a shark. Bloody cuts and wounds. Screaming. Crab attacks. Throwing up blood. Sexual content and nudity 2/5: Although there is no sexual content, there is a bit of cleavage and brief nudity. Nancy is seen in bra's/underwear/swimming suits, and other swim gear which shows off her cleavage. Nancy briefly takes off her top revealing a bit of her bare bottom and naked breasts. Language 4/5: Nancy swears a bit, and she does say "f--k," and "s--t," a few times while battling the shark. Sometimes very hard to hear though. Drinking and drugs 2/5: A man is seen passed out on the beach with an empty bottle of vodka. Nancy's friend can't go surfing with her because she's too drunk and high. References to alcohol and drinking. Although this movie is very entertaining, exciting, and smart, the bloody, horrifying violence and strong language makes this thriller for older teens. My rating:R for bloody violence including frightening images, language, and some sexual references including brief nudity.