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Deep Blue Sea

1999
Sci-fi
Suspense/Thriller
1h 45m
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Rated 29 Sep 2020
70
65th
Sea Lab 1999: Sharkham Asylum - "If you're looking for me, you better check under the sea. Cause that is where you'll find me. Underneath the...Deepest, bluest. My hat is like a shark's fin..." LL Cool J really does shine in this insanely dumb popcorn fun. Really solid 'unofficial' "Jaws"/"Jurassic Park" sequel, and probably the best "when-nature-attacks"/creature-feature to come out of 1999. While that may not be saying too much about the movie, genre fans can certainly do far, far, far worse.
Rated 23 Feb 2009
80
86th
Intentionally trashy and incredibly fun.
Rated 22 Oct 2017
64
34th
Jurassic Shark floods enough sets and flips enough tropes to stay entertaining as you suss out it's slasher code - only the blue collar characters survive, everyone with a college education dies like an asshole. It gets a lot of mileage out of the strength of its environment. LL Cool J makes the most of a role clearly meant for Will Smith and Thomas Jane's stunt double shines as the guy who gets destroyed rounding every corner.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
52
17th
If sharks were really that smart, they would have turned down this script. Hilariously bad.
Rated 08 Nov 2020
52
14th
When the super-intelligent shark turned on the oven in which LL Cool J had sought refuge, I gave in and let the movie wash over me. Scores very highly on my personal scale of whether a flick has a song describing the plot over the end credits.
Rated 24 Feb 2007
8
3rd
Poorly thought out movie. Complete with uninteresting plot, terrible cgi and forgettable characters. No reason to see this movie.
Rated 01 Jun 2010
20
6th
I remember hating this as a kid until friends of mine recommended that I revisit it. The people I know...
Rated 19 Mar 2007
46
17th
As stupid as a movie can get. But damn that shark can eat people up quick!
Rated 30 Mar 2015
55
45th
LL Cool J is fucking incredible in this movie. Apparently the story was constantly changed during filming so his character could do literally everything, and I am not sure there's been a better decision made in the history of film. But I always get sad when there are no women left at the end of a horror movie, because else am I going to jack off to the steamy, aftermath Danger Sex I'm imagining?
Rated 21 May 2012
76
65th
Dumb as a brick, to the point of hilarity. A comedy with science as the butt of the joke, more often than not. I can't watch the shark kills without laughing like a crazy person. I should find its virulently anti-intellectual message disturbing, and I do to an extent, but the writers go about the biology and physics with such comical ineptitude that I can't help but enjoy it anyway.
Rated 03 Jan 2012
35
19th
Junky movie that tries a couple of times to genuinely defy audience expectations and to elicit a certain sense of roller-coaster-ride-type-fun. Some scenes feature a great deal of fast-moving water, and the deaths-by-shark are staged with ebullient forcefulness. The scientists-fooling-around-with-nature theme was hardly persuasive, given the utterly nonsensical premise, but this is not a film that we can expect to feature heavily in many doctoral theses anyway. There are worse movies.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
20
9th
TBS Superstation knows how to pick a winner.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
46
13th
Yeah we know Sam, a shark ate you.
Rated 02 Jan 2013
20
22nd
Stick around to the halfway mark and you'll be rewarded with the most epic Samuel L. Jackson scene since his quoting of Ezekiel. Stay any longer after that, and you'd be wishing the smart sharks ate your stupid ass.
Rated 19 Apr 2008
56
37th
To call it Renny Harlin's finest hour is back-handed at best, but amidst the awesome death scenes, this largely predictable action-thriller manages to pack a few genuine surprises -- the greatest of which is how entertaining a movie this really is. Jane is clicking in badass Punisher mode, LL is the comic relief, and Jackson's last moments are unforgettable. They're stupid characters, which makes it more fun to watch "sharks on crack" rip them to fleshy bits, leaving nothing behind but red mist.
Rated 14 Oct 2012
50
26th
A bunch of marine biologists create super smart sharks in an isolated ocean facility, who immediately decide to kill their captors. It's a decent little shark attack flick with some cool kills and unique underwater environments. The CGI is pretty weak in a few spots though, and Thomas Jane looks absolutely ridiculous as a bleach blonde shark wrangler/surfer dude. Also docking it 10 points for casting LL Cool J. When will Hollywood learn?
Rated 26 Jan 2007
70
51st
S.L. Jackson gets eaten by a motherfucking shark!
Rated 16 Apr 2015
2
22nd
A fuckin' shark ate me.
Rated 19 Mar 2007
0
3rd
Ay-yai-yai. It was pretty awesome when Samuel L. Jackson got bitten the fuck in half. I liked when the shark turned on the oven and tried to fry LL Cool J.
Rated 31 Mar 2010
51
15th
Breeding super-smart, super-aggressive giant sharks to harvest their brain juices - hmm, why do I get the feeling this research was actually funded by Dr. Evil? Yeah it's inherently stupid, but by revelling in it's sense of dumb fun this becomes hard to completely despise. Watch out for Jacksons doomed monologuing and sharks that change size when convenient.
Rated 13 Jul 2007
60
10th
Who knew creating super-intelligent sharks would be a bad idea? Oh, wait, probably everyone. Bad. But not into "so bad it's good" territory. Just bad.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
20
3rd
Super smart sharks and the fact that my gf when to see it with another guy makes me despise the movie !
Rated 18 Oct 2015
0
4th
"Deepest bluest my hat is like a shark's fin" I blame this movie for most of my life being bad.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
55
2nd
Only one reason to see this movie, Samuel L. Jackson's big scene.
Rated 15 Aug 2019
54
13th
Passable JAWS/POSEIDON mashup has a few well executed attack scenes (especially involving a largely restrained Jackson) but the premise is so absurdly silly that the film largely produces bad chuckles rather than scares; it might not have been a problem if the film-makers had fully embraced the overripe elements of their production rather than going for pious earnestness. It doesn't help that the sharks themselves are largely unconvincing, CGI'd creations.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
50
8th
Too late for a "We got motherfucking sharks on this motherfucking lab-boat!" joke? Yeah? Aw, man.
Rated 23 Sep 2013
59
30th
Not something that I would recommend to anyone but still its entertaining and has its moments. Also has stupid moments as well ofc. :)
Rated 08 Nov 2010
20
10th
Big esploshans. Big shark. Shark intelligint. Big bad shark.
Rated 29 May 2009
12
3rd
This is a really terrible movie with some of the worst special effects ever, but the sharks sure are insane enough to be funny.
Rated 07 Aug 2018
40
16th
The cinematography, death scenes, and LL Cool J are all great. Everything else is a, uh, wash.
Rated 11 Oct 2007
70
13th
Even sharks can't swallow LL as an actor...
Rated 18 Oct 2007
90
73rd
Hilarious! Funniest movie about genetically altered super sharks EVER MADE. LL Cool J provides the theme song :'My Head is Like a Shark's Fin.' Smoke pot and watch this. Incredible!
Rated 15 Nov 2012
20
4th
Gave me the distinct impression that the creative team on this movie were morons. Nothing else would explain the final product, anyways.
Rated 16 Jan 2008
68
41st
Bah! CG sharks attack! And it's actually not as embarrassing as you want it to be, the movie does entertain. Sam Jackson's death scene - a wowzer.
Rated 11 Feb 2008
1
10th
If the concept of a race of superintelligent sharks that (1) eat Samuel L Jackson and (2) harass a partially retarded LL Cool J (who is trapped in an oven of some kind) sounds appealing to you, knock yourself out.
Rated 20 Feb 2008
60
47th
One of the few times anybody's made a giant shark movie without the word "jaws" in the title. Kind of an interesting failure: world-class scientists and engineers behaving like complete morons, LL Cool J giving by far the best performance, Samuel L. Jackson giving a St. Crispin's Day speech, Saffron Burrows in her undies... a real mixed bag
Rated 05 May 2008
4
35th
Samuel L. Jackson's death is beyond hilarious.
Rated 04 Sep 2009
20
23rd
HAHAHAHA
Rated 07 Jun 2018
71
34th
Quite possibly the best bad shark movie there is, which in this era of Sharknado sequels is really an accomplishment.
Rated 02 Sep 2008
70
53rd
This is a dumb exercise in fun that succeeds because it knows it's stupid. Hey, it at least gives its protagonist a somewhat-believable reason to take her clothing off, which is a step ahead of most films in its' genre. Between sharks that swim backwards, a parrot with Tourette's, and Thomas Jane, it's undeniably dumb. But that doesn't stop it from killing off Sam-L in magnificent fashion.
Rated 23 Aug 2009
50
12th
An interesting idea that is very poorly executed
Rated 29 Sep 2008
66
54th
Intelligent sharks discover Humans make GREAT sushi!!!
Rated 18 Sep 2012
60
31st
One of those movies you'll watch on TV and enjoy while it's on, only to completely forget about it afterwards (aside from that one scene everyone knows about). It's got Sam Jackson, so it can't be all bad.
Rated 21 Jun 2010
80
25th
i love sharks. Setting is kinda like the one in "The thing", research facility, miles and miles away from any help. Except, they are in water. surrounded by mutant killer sharks. I love that kind of thing.
Rated 02 Nov 2008
41
14th
If is on tv, and you are watching tv just to get yourself to sleep, watch it, you would not regret in the morning because you missed the end.
Rated 04 Nov 2008
55
50th
Surprisingly agreeable time-waster about a school of nasty bio-engineered sharks preying on a handfull of scientists at a sea-bound research lab. The movie is mostly junk, to be sure, swimming in the wake of JAWS, with shoddy special effects and a sixth-grade reading-level script, but at least it seems to know it, and the capper to Sam Jackson's "speech to the troops" is undeniably great.
Rated 28 Feb 2018
65
60th
The best shark film after Jaws, D.B.S is a dumb movie, but Harlin knows how to build tension and stage action, and his tongue in cheek approach to the substandard material makes it work. The floating laboratory setting is well utilized, and there are many tense scenes, even if the CGI sharks aren't particularly convincing; they didn't look great in 1999 either, although the animatronic effects are good. There are a few memorable deaths and the acting is also above standard for this kind of film.
Rated 17 Jun 2010
37
9th
Mistakes - 1) When the sharks first attack and bite off the man's arm, his arm can be seen under his shirt as he's scrambling away from the water. 2) In the shot when the helicopter is about to crash into the building, when looking at a particular blade, you can see a wire holding the helicopter.
Rated 31 Aug 2009
15
7th
Deepest bluest, my hat is like a sharks fin!
Rated 07 Jan 2007
20
2nd
Absolutely ridiculous. One good scene with Samuel L Jackson, and only because.... well, you know!
Rated 24 Jan 2007
83
62nd
Samuel L. Jackson gets bit the fuck in half.
Rated 09 Dec 2011
34
13th
OMG this actually works: 1.Go to sea 2.Die
Rated 01 Mar 2007
70
35th
Hilariously bad, but very fun.
Rated 07 Mar 2007
25
6th
Poor.
Rated 06 Dec 2011
75
70th
This film is lovable for the utter ridiculousness that is the entire plot.
Rated 11 Jun 2007
68
31st
The part where Samuel L. Jackson gets eaten makes me so happy. And why does the girl have to take her clothes off? I think that this is the only movie I like because it's "bad."
Rated 13 Jun 2007
70
58th
Well... I'm a marine biologist so I probably enjoyed this more than most people. To be honest it's pretty dumb, but I was entertained.
Rated 10 Nov 2011
37
9th
The most memorable thing about this movie is the shark jumping out of the water and eating one of the characters at possibly the most unexpected moment possible. I don't know if they intended for that to be so hilarious, but I couldn't stop laughing when it happened.
Rated 30 May 2010
90
86th
this is a fun movie..the sharks were fun, the kills were cool and very fun....good stuff...
Rated 16 Mar 2024
26
15th
Delightful nonsense. This is another movie that's trying so hard to convince you it makes sense and failing gloriously. Its morals are muddled (how dare you cure Alzheimer's??), its characters are over the top, its setpieces aim for impressive and hit goofy, its sharks can swim backwards because of their huge brains, and its pacing is quick enough to really enjoy the spectacle even as you're laughing. (And definitely look up the end credits rap on Genius Lyrics, the annotations are a delight!)
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
37th
Sharks and Samuel Jackson is shark bait and Ice Cube is too cool
Rated 14 Aug 2007
73
30th
A movie about intelligent sharks savaging people...thumbs up in my book. The movie scores points for being a tad unpredictable, several deaths were quite unexpected. It's fairly standard, but entertaining.
Rated 15 Nov 2014
55
17th
Not really that terrible just not any good either. Amusingly dumb but also bland. Certainly one of mr Harlin's least obnoxious works.
Rated 14 Dec 2015
47
5th
This is a silly, bad action film. The script is lame and some of the actors are miscast. Some of the special effects are cheesy. There are a couple of funny moments but not near enough to make a good movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
58th
I'm really mixed over this picture, i love the body count & unpredictable shark attacks. The characters however, are mildly annoying, i didn't want to want them to get killed, and how many time have i seen this movie? The underwater sets & stuff are pretty cool & the chomping is damn cool.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
45
8th
Incredibly stupid but kind of a fun "bad movie" to watch with others. Samuel L. Jackson's character (and his demise) is clearly the highlight here.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
30
18th
Dumb fun with one scene that kicks ass.
Rated 08 Feb 2014
32
10th
The film has some tense moments, but too bad the story is just crap.
Rated 29 Jun 2009
55
42nd
Overall Enjoyment: 30/40, Plot/Themes: 5/20, Cinematography/Direction: 10/20, Acting/Writing: 10/20 LL Cool J is awesome. This movie had a terrible plot but it was just really really fun.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
20
13th
poor samuel L jackson did NOT see that one coming...
Rated 14 Aug 2007
49
39th
Diverting shark thriller choc-a-block with goofy lines and bad acting. Where I first saw Tom Jane, whom came off originally as Bon Jovi.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
46
23rd
Would've been much better without LL Cool J or Michael Rapaport. Their "humor" really gave the movie an almost campy feel, but Thomas Jane's efforts at least make the viewer take it somewhat seriously. As it is, this is too hit-and-miss to recommend. But it's on TBS like once a week, so you'll probably see it.
Rated 21 Aug 2021
60
35th
I had a lot of fun with this film, and I wish we had more time with LL Cool J and his parrot. My hottest take is that while Jaws is the better film, I'd want to watch this again before that one. Actually, I haven't fully thought out this hot take. Please don't troll me about it.
Rated 18 Jan 2016
48
7th
Funny as trash.
Rated 21 Aug 2007
25
26th
Crap, except for Sam Jackson
Rated 23 Aug 2007
78
40th
Now this may not be a great movie, but it's damn sure entertaining.
Rated 31 Aug 2007
35
9th
They ate me! A Mother f*****g ate me! Terrible but so funny.
Rated 26 Dec 2009
50
48th
Whilst not remaining quite as daft or funny as I remember, DBS still manages to hold your interest and provide plenty of popcorn entertainment for those who think Jaws 3D was the best in the series. It's essentially one long action scene but for the most part avoids repetition, with the fact you're never sure who will be offed next keeping things sharp. Still good for a giggle once in a while, and a damn sight better than modern offerings like The Meg.
Rated 17 Oct 2007
0
0th
a big pile of shark poo!!
Rated 26 Oct 2007
50
28th
5- worth experiencing
Rated 21 Jun 2018
72
45th
The story is outrageous, The ending is totally unbelievable, the acting is inconsistent. While off of these things are true, Deep Blue Sea is still an enormously fun blockbuster and a high point in the Killer Shark genre.
Rated 09 Dec 2009
55
11th
great score, otherwise a cheap rip-off to Jaws
Rated 28 Feb 2008
50
19th
a little over the top.
Rated 18 Mar 2008
70
37th
This movie gave me nightmares when i was a lad
Rated 25 Sep 2010
39
13th
Well, they certainly got the most out of the really stupid concept of smart sharks. Smarks.
Rated 25 May 2009
50
18th
Mildly entertaining but mostly stupid!
Rated 02 Jun 2008
80
12th
Ahahaha. Fun to watch, but overall a pretty crappy film. They break all the rules of movie making: Samuel L. Jackson's character shouldn't die, you can't kill a guy in the middle of an inspirational speech, and the person who is "bait" can't die. YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG.
Rated 10 Jun 2008
57
15th
Pretty intense movie if I say so myself. Been a while since I've seen it, but oh well. Hooray for mindless movies! :D
Rated 14 Jun 2008
43
42nd
watchable
Rated 07 Sep 2010
24
16th
#00s(e)#, popcorn, story, (casting)
Rated 21 Sep 2008
25
16th
Wow is this cheesy. I give it 25 points for Jackson's character's death. Heh-heh.
Rated 22 Sep 2008
84
77th
Jaws competitor!!!
Rated 28 Sep 2008
40
25th
A much as I'd like to praise Renny, a fellow Finn, I just can't. This is quite bad, although nothing compared to Driven. Oh, the horror.
Rated 20 Nov 2008
90
38th
Some real science (most sharks actually don't swim backward), some nice effects, a fantastic end to a really nice Samuel L. Jackson rah-rah speech, and a couple of fantastic one-liners. No really outstanding performances but a very solid, professional cast to complement some fairly decent effects make this a movie that will crack some people up to no end and just generally entertain far more.
Rated 03 Dec 2008
35
13th
THEY ATE ME!!! A FUCKING SHARK ATE ME!!!!!!!
Rated 29 Dec 2008
68
41st
While I did enjoy the movie, smart killer sharks OMG, it wasn't the best made movie. Plus most the characters I hoped wouldn't die did. That's always a bummer.
Rated 08 Aug 2012
40
12th
Well I guess this movie only exists because someone thought "Frickin' Sharks with Frickin Laserbeams on their Frickin heads" would be too awesome.
Rated 06 Jun 2010
50
8th
Why couldn't a more benign species be uplifted to eliminate all risk of a shitty late 90s horror movie scenario? Like the sea cow. The noble sea cow.
Rated 01 Mar 2009
80
74th
This is actually a really good movie...i think it deserved more hype
Rated 05 Mar 2009
40
14th
I give this a 40 only because Sam Jackson got mutilated during his little inspirational speech. I got to admit that was very cool and unexpected.

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