Excerpt: Revolver Entertainment release "Dark Tide" on blu-ray at an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 using an AVC-MPEG 4 encode. To be honest, it's a little bit of a mixed bag, but there is more good than bad, with noticeable differences in general sharpness between above water shots and underwater shots, likely caused by filming conditions more than anything else.
Conclusion: You've seen one shark attack movie you've seen them all. There's seemingly nothing new that can be done with the genre. Filmmakers should stop trying to recreate the feeling of 'Jaws' and just let it be. It doesn't help that 'Dark Tide' is interminably slow and overlong. If you must see it, then rent it. That's really the only thing this movie is good for.
Excerpt: Dark Tide is a feature creature. No, don’t bother re-reading that line. It was correct the first time. “But, what is a ‘feature creature’ random internet critic guy?” Well, it’s a movie with a creature in it. That’s the first requirement. The second is that it has to prey on movie lovers, possibly by taking an extremist or sexist angle. In Dark Tide’s case, it has a picture of Halle Berry baring cleavage bigger than the ocean itself.
Conclusion: Halle Berry just kind of coasts through this exceptionally turgid film, one which rather incomprehensibly eschews the typical elements of a shark based thriller and instead gets bogged down in talk, talk, talk about relationships, regrets and healing. No wonder these sharks are so intent on killing several of these characters—it may well be the only way to get them to shut the heck up.