**1/2 out of **** I'm not going to compare "The Reef" to "Jaws". There are too many killer shark movies; some bad, some good, and it would be inappropriate to compare any of them to that riveting masterpiece of tension. However, would it be fine to compare the film to the killer shark movies that followed? Sure. I think I'll compare "The Reef" to "Open Water". They are both very similar films about unlikely people who are in a sticky situation; stranded in the middle of a … more
“Jaws” heralded the birth of the epic-horror genre and none have ever made it close to the success it had attained through the decades. It inspired 3 sequels and quite a few knock offs through the years. In the 90’s the campy “Deep Blue Sea” proved to be a minor success in the killer shark genre, and the awesomely realistic, true-to-life “Open Water” made viewers become afraid to go into the water again. Well, we’ve all learned about the fantastic … more
Quite a decent shark movie and it is a believable true story too. Sure it isn't "Jaws" and resembles "Open Water" more than anything. Simple, with some rough areas but definitely had credible suspense. Update: Read the Full Review here.