Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

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

Director:

Writers:

, (script editor) (as James Michael Vernon)
Reviews
Popularity
3,582 ( 435)

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Open Water (2003)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When two divers find themselves stranded in the ocean, getting rescued becomes the least of their worries when a frenzy of hungry sharks close in on them.

Director: Chris Kentis
Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein
Black Water (2007)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A terrifying tale of survival in the mangrove swamps of Northern Australia

Directors: David Nerlich, Andrew Traucki
Stars: Diana Glenn, Maeve Dermody, Andy Rodoreda
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When a group of friends fail to lower the ladder of their boat, they find themselves stranded in the surrounding waters and struggle to survive.

Director: Hans Horn
Stars: Susan May Pratt, Richard Speight Jr., Niklaus Lange
Bait III (2012)
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall
Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts
Rogue (2007)
Action | Adventure | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An American journalist on assignment in the Australian outback encounters a man-eating crocodile while trapped on a rapidly flooding mud island.

Directors: John Blush, Greg McLean
Stars: Michael Vartan, Radha Mitchell, Sam Worthington
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks.

Director: David R. Ellis
Stars: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the bait as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson
Adrift I (2012)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

To quell their boredom, three Brooklyn teenagers play an asphyxiation game, in which their unconscious dreams reveal a loss of innocence as well as their relationships with one another.

Director: Nadia Bedzhanova
Stars: Kimbra Lo, Zhora Nadtochniy, Cameron Ritchie
Red Water (TV Movie 2003)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A freshwater shark wreaks havoc as it heads up a Louisiana river.

Director: Charles Robert Carner
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy Swanson, Coolio
Lake Placid (1999)
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Three people attempt to stop a gigantic crocodile, who is terrorizing residents in Black Lake, Maine.

Director: Steve Miner
Stars: Bridget Fonda, Bill Pullman, Oliver Platt
Frozen I (2010)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Director: Adam Green
Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers
Primeval (2007)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A news team is sent to Burundi to capture and bring home a legendary 25-foot crocodile. Their difficult task turns potentially deadly when a warlord targets them for death.

Director: Michael Katleman
Stars: Dominic Purcell, Orlando Jones, Brooke Langton
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
Kate
...
Mark Simpson ...
Shane
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The dream vacation is about to become a nightmare. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 March 2011 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

A zátony  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Matt: Hey, hey! Hello, mate.
Luke: Oh, it's good to see you.
Matt: You too.
Luke: How are you?
Matt: Great!
See more »

Soundtracks

Keep It Comin'
Written by Bob Mair, Nick Vincent and Richard Trapp
Performed by St. John
Courtesy of Black Toast Music
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A Tense and Realistic Combination of "Open Water" and "Jaws"
7 November 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Luke (Damian Walshe-Howling) welcomes his friend Matt (Gyton Grantley) and his girlfriend Suzie ( Adrienne Pickering) that come from London and Matt's sister and Luke's former girlfriend Kate (Zoe Naylor) that comes from Sydney to sail with him and the sailor Warren (Kieran Darcy-Smith) 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 stranded 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.

"The Reef" is a tense and realistic combination of "Open Water" and "Jaws". The performances are top-notch and transmit the sensation of fear to the viewer and the attacks of the white shark are impressively real. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Perigo em Alto-Mar" ("Danger in High Sea")


51 of 70 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Of all the films that I've watched over the years... ikverkoopspellen
genuine shark behaviour? stanko1987
Don't they say kilometers? no54
5.7?? CantRainAllTheTime512
Hands Up If Films Like This Stop You Going Swimming! tonyhu
Anti shark repelant tc4101
Discuss The Reef (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?