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The Reef (2010)

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

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Zoe Naylor read a lot of survival stories to prepare for her role. See more »

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At one point we see that Kate has cut her right foot on a piece of coral and Matt puts a cloth around it to stop it bleeding. However, when she gets to the island at the end, her foot is bare and has no sign of an injury. 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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Solid acting and tense
19 November 2010 | by (Tasmania) – See all my reviews

Alright, so this is never going to win any Oscars, yet it was very entertaining.

The character development was good, I actually cared for each person, which for me is a great indicator. If you can pull that off, it's got a bit of quality right there. Nothing felt fake or over/under done. The shark shots were real, no fake plastic models to be found! The movie was often pretty tense, i found myself literally on the edge of my couch. It was nice to hear the Aussie accents and it didn't feel "americanised" in any way. A great little movie with dedicated actors and a solid, scary story! Well done.


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