The Reef

The Reef

Andrew Traucki (2010)

15 Certificate


Our Score
This Australian thriller breaks no new ground. Or, maybe more accurately, treads no new water. But it's a classily made people-in-peril film that's worth the watch - though maybe not if you're easily seasick or a shark-phobe. When a bunch of attractive guys and gals take a sailboat out to sea, all is fine... for a time. Things begin to go wrong when the yacht capsizes and the crew is forced to choose between staying with the sinking hull or striking out for the safety of a distant reef. A circling great white shark makes their choice more complicated. Andrew Traucki's follow-up to killer-croc movie Black Water is nicely filmed and has a particularly effective use of sound. It's no Jaws, but The Reef still makes for a very decent addition to the roster of watery creature features.


Five friends end up adrift at sea when their boat capsizes. They decide to swim for a nearby island while they still can, but as they make their way to land, a predatory great white shark begins following them and picking them off one by one. Thriller, starring Damian Walshe-Howling and Gyton Grantley.

Cast & Crew

Luke Damian Walshe-Howling
Kate Zoe Naylor
Suzie Adrienne Pickering
Matt Gyton Grantley
Warren Kieran Darcy-Smith
Director Andrew Traucki
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence and swearing.Available on: DVD