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The Reef (2010)

R  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  17 March 2011 (Australia)
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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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The dream vacation is about to become a nightmare. See more »

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Trivia

The sharks in this film were real. Moreover, all the footage of the sharks was filmed at Port Lincoln, South Australia. 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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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Gordy (2011) See more »

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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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I'm getting back out of the water!!!
15 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Honestly, I wasn't expecting much at all when I sat down to watch "The Reef" at what I like to call "Ye Olde Online Movie Theater." I figured there'd be a few unintentional laughs, quite a bit of gore and bad cgi plus, hopefully, a few fair maidens to ogle as I drifted off to sleep.

Boy, was I in for a hell of a shock! This is honestly one of the most intensely scary movies I've ever experienced. In fact, at several points I was literally vise-gripped onto the edges of my LazyBoy as if it was some tiny life raft barely keeping me afloat in deep, dark Pacific waters.

Think of all the times you've been in the ocean and wondered, "What's that large, dark shape coming towards me?" Is it seaweed, a big school of bait-fish, or something much more sinister? Ever get a serious chill up and down your spine during one of those moments? If so, this movie will be perfect for you if you can handle your fear.

This is, without a doubt, even with a few flaws here and there, the 2nd best shark movie ever made. In some ways, it's even better than Jaws.

It certainly didn't need any theme music at all to help create feelings of terror inside me as I watched The Reef and I don't scare easily.


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