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In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude. Written by
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Nancy's nickname for the seagull is Steven Seagull, which is, of course, a pun on actor Steven Seagal. See more »
Nancy has to get off the rock before the tide covers it. Tides flood and ebb at a speed represented by a sine wave. In other words. the tide turns very slowly, speeds up and slows to a crawl again before the cycle repeats, The film counts down the submerging of the still nicely exposed rock from full tide minus 20 mins or so. In fact the tide would pretty much be at its full height with 20 mins to go. Also, even in gun laden Mexico, hazard marking buoys would not have flare guns concealed in boxes for no apparent reason and the buoy would be a different colour since it didn't seem to be marking any channel, See more »
She's not coming.
Uh. My friend, you know. You know, the girl we left back at the hotel? You know, she smelled like Don Julio and bad choices.
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Starts off great, but unfortunately can't keep it up until the end
A decent little one-location thriller, but it's one I wish were just a little better than it is. Blake Lively plays a surfer who gets stranded on a tiny island that will be gone as soon as high tide comes in. Circling around her is a massive great white shark, which has already made a nice gash on her leg. This starts off excellently, with some truly awesome surfing footage and beautiful cinematography. The set-up is chilling, and the shark is nice and menacing - that is until we start seeing it a lot. As the film goes on, it can't help but give us a lot of shark. I don't mind the couple of aerial shots where we see the behemoth in its shadowy, underwater form. Sure, it's ridiculously huge there, whether from the refraction of the water or just exaggerated from Lively's perspective. No, we start to descend underwater and we get plenty of clear views of a CGI shark that doesn't really move like a real shark (it never really behaves like one - one wonders why it wants Lively so bad when it has an entire, bloated, dead whale not putting up any fight just a stone's throw away). What harms the film too much for me is the climax, which is eye-rollingly silly. I also could have done without the sequence with the cartoonish borracho, too. It felt like that was added late to extend the runtime a smidge.
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