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The Reef

  • Drama
  • 2010
  • Andrew Traucki
  • 84 mins
  • 15

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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LukeDamian Walshe-Howling
KateZoe Naylor
SuzieAdrienne Pickering
MattGyton Grantley
WarrenKieran Darcy-Smith

Crew

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DirectorAndrew Traucki

Details

Language
English
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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