Black Water (2007)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Horror  |  24 April 2008 (Australia)
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A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia

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While on vacation on Northern Australia, Gracie, her husband Adam and her younger sister Lee decide to take the Blackwater Barry tour in the swamp for fishing. Their guide Jim uses a small motor boat and takes the tourist along the river to a remote spot. When they stop, they are attacked by a huge crocodile that capsizes their boat and immediately kills Jim. The three survivors climb a tree and when they realize that help would never come to rescue them, they decide to try to find a way out of their sheltered location. However, in the muddy water, their boat is flipped and the crocodile stalks the trio under the water. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for terror/violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 April 2008 (Australia)  »

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Mračna Voda  »

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$700,000 (estimated)

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One of two Australian crocodile movies made and released in 2007. The other picture was Rogue (2007). See more »


Later in the film, when there are two characters sitting in a tree, you can clearly see a crew member's arm in the bottom right of the picture. See more »


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Nail-Biting Tension and Totally Believable
3 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Black Water" is one of the most tense films I have viewed in a long time. The story moves fast as it follows three tourists (all great actors) into a swamp on a tour with a butch tour guide on a small boat. Soon after dropping anchor in a remote area of the swamp, they are flipped over by something huge in the water.

Hastily, the three manage to make it into a tall tree nearby as they realize that a crocodile has attacked them. Throughout the next two days, they have to desperately try to escape from the crocodile's evil watchful eye, and he doesn't seem to want to go away. The movie drags just a tad bit, but what can you expect from the setting and the limited budget? It's so much better than "Primeval" and other recent crocodile/ underwater predator thrillers. The tension is heavy, and all three leads give terrific performances. Truly chilling, this movie struck a deep chord of claustrophobic fear in me. Apparently based on true events.

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