• Deep Blue Sea (1999)

Deep Blue Sea

Release Date: July 28th, 1999

DVD Release Date: December 7th, 1999

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

On an island research facility, Dr. Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) is harvesting the brain tissue of DNA-altered sharks as a possible cure for Alzheimer's disease. When the facility's backers send an executive (Samuel L. Jackson) to investigate the experiments, a routine procedure goes awry and a shark starts attacking the researchers. Now, with sharks outnumbering their human captors, McAlester and her team must figure out a way to stop them from escaping to the ocean and breeding.

Cast: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Jacqueline McKenzie, Michael Rapaport, Stellan Skarsgård, LL Cool J, Aida Turturro

Director: Renny Harlin

Genres: Science Fiction

Production Co: Village Roadshow Prod.

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Intense, Survival, Deception, 1990s, Fall

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    It proves capable of doing something that many more artistically ambitious films fail at: entertaining an audience for nearly two hours. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    One of the few big-fish horror films that still has the power to surprise. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    After slogging through the predictability of countless would-be action thrillers, I admired the sheer professionalism of this one, which doesn't transcend its genre, but at least honors it. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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