Deep Blue Sea

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Warner Bros. Released 1999

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Director:
Renny Harlin
Released:
1999
Rating:
R

Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 action/science fiction thriller directed by Renny Harlin. The film is set on Aquatica, a former submarine refueling station far out in the ocean that has been redesigned as a scientific facility. There, a group of scientists work to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Susan McAlester (Saffron Burrows) steps outside of the ethical codes they are supposed to work under and genetically engineers three Mako sharks to increase their brain capacity. Her reasoning for this is to get a greater number of tissue samples to work with, but it really just makes the sharks smarter and faster, and therefore, more dangerous. The project's financial backers send Russell Franklin (Samuel L. Jackson) to make sure the facility is getting the necessary results. When the sharks show off just how smart they really are now and breach the facility, the team, including shark expert Carter Blake (Thomas Jane) and cook Preacher (LL Cool J), must figure out how to outsmart this new deadly intelligent threat.

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  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    An example of how expert action filmmaking and up-to-the-minute visual effects can transcend a workmanlike script and bring excitement to conventional genre material.

  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Imagine a cut-rate "Titanic" stripped of romance and historical resonance and fused with "Jaws," shorn of mythic symbolism and without complex characters, and you have the essence ...

  • 60

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Powered by exceptional displays of physical filmmaking, Deep Blue Sea is pulled back to shore by the usual suspects -- weak plotting and weaker dialogue.

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