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47 Meters Down

Rated PG-13 89 minutes 2017

The only thing this so-called thriller has going for it is widescreen cinematography by Mark Silk, a pro with more than two dozen film and TV credits in marine work; he conveys the vastness and terrors of the sea far better than Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera do with their preposterous screenplay. Two sisters vacationing in Mexico (Mandy Moore, Claire Holt) sign on for a shark dive but soon regret their decision after the winch suspending their underwater cage breaks and they plummet to the ocean floor. The sharks are scary enough, but the dialogue is banal and repetitive, and almost every plot development is telegraphed—often by Matthew Modine as the captain of the expedition, whose portentous instructions veer toward parody. Roberts directed.

Film Credits

Director: Johannes Roberts

Producer: Mark Lane, James Harris, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Wayne Godfrey, Robert Jones, Will Clarke, Andy Mayson, Mike Runagall, Iain Abrahams, Simon Lewis and Christophe Lannic

Cast: Claire Holt, Mandy Moore, Chris Johnson, Yani Gellman, Santiago Segura, Matthew Modine and Axel Mansilla


47 Meters Down

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