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6.2 out of 10

The Deep

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Overall 7

Cinematic Guilty Pleasure

gchoa, IMDb
13 September 2006
  • Summary: In spite of its many shortcomings (lazy direction, over-the-top acting, gratuitous violence, to name a few), you really HAVE to love this movie! Two years removed from the sensational release of JAWS, THE DEEP in many ways had some very big shoes to fill. For me, THE DEEP is JAWS-lite -- a kind of melodramatic, soap-opery version of JAWS.
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Overall 5

Wet T-Shirts. God, you got to love them!

JackBravo69, IMDb
21 August 2006
  • Summary: At first sight, "The Deep" has it all! A wonderful location, a treasure hunt, a hot chick and cool heroes with a nasty villain. How they managed to combine this elements into one of the most boring movies I ever saw is beyond me. "The Deep" is slow. Excruciatingly slow! The characters are empty shells. I could care less about them. The underwater scenes while beautifully shot are tedious after a while.
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Overall 8

Treasure hunt underwater, romantic music of John Barry

malcotoro, IMDb
25 July 2006
  • Summary: I have the movie on Video, would buy it on DVD, I have read all the other reviews and surprised nobody mentioned the great music by John Barry. The theme made it to the radio top hits in 1977 For me, the music makes this movie, together with the three main stars including Shaw, Nolte and the beautiful Jacqueline Bisset. Is there an actress today quite so stunning? Don't think so...
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Overall 10

It's More Than the Title...

TruPretender, IMDb
5 January 2006
  • Summary: Films like 'The Deep' are few, sporadic, and are usually not accepted by many audience members, but are usually the films that end up meaning the most in the end. I found that this film had a charm that I could not put my finger on, upon viewing it for the first time. The book, written by well known Peter Benchley (of 'Jaws' fame) was released on the heels of 'Jaws' success, so the film was released a year later, in '77, and was easily brandished as being a 'money film'...
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Overall 6

Linear Adventure in Wonderful Locations

Claudio Carvalho, IMDb
13 January 2005
  • Summary: In Bermudas, while diving for pleasure, David Sanders (Nick Nolte) and Gail Berke (Jacqueline Bisset) find a submerged vessel, and they bring a couple of objects withdrawn from the ship. They look for the advice of Romer Treece (Robert Shaw), an expert in treasures and old ships, and they realize that indeed there were two vessels in the same location: a French one, from the Eighteenth Century, with a treasure in jewels, and another one, from the war, with a load of...
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Simplistic, suspenseful, scenicly breathtaking, - pure escapism. A 'Shaw' good time!

Freddy Levit, IMDb
28 November 2004
  • Summary: Peter Yates directed this beautiful escape from reality adventure in which our protagonists Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bissete team up with the silver screen legend Robert Shaw to find a sunken treasure off the beaches of Bermuda. Unfortunately they encounter competition who would go at great lengths to get what they want - even if it means murder - unless our protagonists' intrepid assistant (Robert Shaw) uses his valuable knowledge to keep the tables turned and remain...
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Action, Adventure, Mystery, Drama, and Treasure to boot

mmoviemman, IMDb
14 July 2004
  • Summary: This movie has it all. I remember seeing this movie when it came out on TV.At the time I didn't know why I liked it so much, but now I know it was the ocean, the adventure, mystery, and intrigue. I just loved this movie. And I can't help it, I still do. I love the ocean scenes, and Nick Nolte's acting (not to mention Jacqueline's). I just ran across the DVD at Wally World for $5.50 and I had to buy it.
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Overall 8

Like it like it like it

mm-39, IMDb
24 September 2002
  • Summary: Saw this on HBO with my parents one vacation. I like this movie, it has a story which includes suspenses, horror, mystery and action. Not too many movies have this combination. Great acting by Shaw, his role is on par with Jaws. The under water filming is the best of any under water film. Then tension and fear with the under water scenes leave an impression on one's mind. A classic shown on TBS late night, I will tape the next time I see it on.
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Mystery, intrigue and danger await Nick Nolte and Jacqueline

mnelspearson, IMDb
14 January 2001
  • Summary: Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset star in this solid "B" movie, meant to entertain not challenge the average movie goer. Allow your mind to suspend reality for a couple of hours, and enjoy "The Deep" for what it is. Fans of Robert Shaw, Louis Gossett, Jr. and Eli Wallach will be pleased to see them on screen, but less than satisfied with their weak parts. When first released, the scenery above and below the water in "The Deep" proved to be amazing.
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Overall 7

"A beauty named Bisset!"

Righty-Sock (robertfrangie@hotmail.com), IMDb
5 February 2000
  • Summary: The film opens with Nick Nolte and Jacqueline Bisset diving in the waters off Bermuda, exploring a sunken wreck... They soon find themselves drawn into a sea of jeopardy and intrigue involving a cargo of dangerous drugs, a fortune in Spanish treasure, ocean predators and ruthless drug smugglers accompanied by black magic voodoo...
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