54% of critics give it a positive rating.
Two sisters vacationing in Mexico become trapped in a shark cage on the ocean floor. As their oxygen starts to run out and with great white sharks circling them, the sisters must find a way to get to the surface alive.
Even at 89 minutes, you can feel the oxygen running out of this movie.
It’s gratifying to see a summer popcorn movie where a simple idea goes a long way.
It’s taut and suspenseful, and there’s a jittery vibe to the whole thing.
The movie’s saving grace is the visceral response that sharks produce, even more than four decades after Jaws first had audiences screaming.
While the plot is a bit shaky in parts, the overall effect of creating needed tension and some outright, out-of-your-seat jumps of fright is quite effective.
The screenplay by Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera is a weirdly clunky work that never seems to know what it’s doing.