• Rohan Naahar
    Rohan Naahar
    Hindustan Times


    It’s a magnificently crafted film, tightly paced, impeccably cut, with tense direction, just enough drama to anchor it all, and a livewire of a Blake Lively performance to keep it afloat when it threatens to get swept under the current.

  • Okay, Collet-Serra has taken a few liberties (read: many gratuitous close-ups of Lively’s pert posterior) here but all said and done, this is without a doubt the actress’ most daring and challenging role to date. Blake Lively, take a bow. You rock.

  • Bryan Durham
    Bryan Durham
    DNA India


    I cannot emphasise enough how beautiful (and dangerous) this film and its leading lady look. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb and rocky waters to say this: give Blake a standalone superhero movie already. God knows, she deserves it. Dive headlong into this one, killer sharks, notwithstanding. But hey, Jaws, it ain’t!

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    The Shallows is a taut thriller. It also features some stunning cinematography and slow motion surfing sequences. Director Jaume Collet-Serra has steadily improved over the years making action thrillers with Liam Neeson. But with The Shallows he’s definitely made the best film of his career.

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    Despite several flaws, The Shallows is still a thrilling experience thanks to a few high-tension moments and Blake Lively‘s fantastic performance. Though not in league as Jaws, this can still qualify as the second best entry in films where shark plays an antagonist (though I admit my guilt of having enjoyed watching Deep Blue Sea more than this… My bad!).

  • Your breath will be hitched for the most part. I’m not saying that The Shallows is as good as Jaws – the Steven Spielberg film was a masterpiece and it doesn’t seem likely that it will ever be toppled from its No.1 position.