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The Reef (2010)

A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

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Luke welcomes his friend Matt and his girlfriend Suzie that come from London and Matt's sister and Luke's former girlfriend Kate that comes from Sydney to sail with him and the sailor Warren in a sailboat. However, the vessel hits an underwater rock and capsizes with an opening on her bottom. Luke advises that they should swim in the north direction to reach the Turtle Island, in Queensland, Australia, while they have strength since there is a current moving the boat in the opposite direction of land but Warren prefers to stay on the hull waiting for help since there are sharks in the water. The quartet swims, but they are hunted by a great white shark. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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What you can't see ... can eat you! See more »

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Shot in five weeks. See more »

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After the boat has tipped over, Matt has a cut that is bleeding on the right hand of his forehead. But a few shots later the cut is gone. See more »

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[first lines]
Matt: Hey, hey! Hello, mate.
Luke: Oh, it's good to see you.
Matt: You too.
Luke: How are you?
Matt: Great!
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Keep It Comin'
Written by Bob Mair, Nick Vincent and Richard Trapp
Performed by St. John
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
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Great work on tension and fear
13 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

Catch this at the sitges film festival Monday morning. It's an average "isolation" predator movie like open water etc.. but the main difference with this movie it's the mood. There's more dynamics in this movie and of course we get to see the great white shark in all their glory. it's a very entertaining movie and the shots with the shark are frigging awesome, you have to keep in mind that the actors/stunts were there for REAL! it's a cool little movie that makes an improvement over open water but loses the surprise. there are cool underwater shots in which you can't see anything but water and fishes in a getaway that froze your dorsal spine... great but not a revolution


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