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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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
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It scared me something rotten
25 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Yes, The Reef is similar to Open Water but ramps up the scare factor by giving us the mother of all sharks, the Great White. The way in which the movie puts you amongst the actors is really well done. You feel like you are there with them. When the camera dips under the surface of the water with the bobbing motion of the waves you get little glimpses of what lies beneath. The tension is unbearable at times and I felt sick with fear. It's the anticipation of the oncoming attack that had me wriggling in my seat. Believe me, when the first attack comes you will bang your head off the ceiling in fright.

I admit that this is my worst fear. Being stalked by a predator in their own territory. Especially in the ocean by a Great White. You get moments of respite to catch your breath and lower your stress levels. That just adds to the tension as these guys have to push on to reach dry land. Will they get to dry land and survive? Watch it and see if you dare.

Not for the faint hearted this one. Viewing discretion is highly advised. Superbly done and a masterclass in tension and horror.


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