• The Shallows (2016)

The Shallows

Release Date: June 24th, 2016

DVD Release Date: September 27th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 27 min

Plot Summary

Still reeling from the loss of her mother, medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach for some much-needed solace. Despite the danger of surfing alone, Nancy decides to soak up the sun and hit the waves. Suddenly, a great white shark attacks, forcing her to swim to a giant rock for safety. Left injured and stranded 200 yards from shore, the frightened young woman must fight for her life as the deadly predator circles her in its feeding ground.

Cast: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge, Pablo Calva, Diego Espejel, Janelle Bailey, Ava Dean

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Genres: Thriller , Adventure

Production Co: Weimaraner Republic Pictures, Ombra Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Escape, Pursuit, Underdog, Survival, 2010s, Intense

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The Shallows is diverting escapism one wishes could have cut a little deeper. show more

  • 70
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Surrounded by so many bloated, unsatisfying movies, The Shallows is as refreshing as a quick dip on a hot summer day — preferably in a pool, not the ocean. They tend to be safer and less shark-infested. show more

  • 20
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Shallow is a mild word for it. Others would be silly, miscalculated, unconvincing, artless, pandering, hokey, ridiculous. Or just plain awful. show more

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