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At Theaters: 8/10/2018 On Video:
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 53 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 601212
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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A deep-sea submersible-part of an international undersea observation program-has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific...with its crew trapped inside.
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Action Sci-Fi Thriller - This is a shark thriller that aims more toward an action film than a suspense film, owing to the persona of its lead star Jason Statham, whose fans will definitely be pleased. While gore and bloodshed is at a minimum, there are many intense scenes with sharks, including kids in jeopardy, that make the film too intense for young children, plus there are some violent moments and strong language.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ruby Rose JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
Jason Statham MECHANIC: RESURRECTION, SPY, FURIOUS 7
Li Bingbing SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN
Director: Jon Turteltaub LAST VEGAS, THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE
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About The Production
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PROFANITY: 3 S-words; 1 GD; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: Shark attacks on people and animals with moderate bloodshed at worst.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Brief alcohol.
ACTION: Chases, crashes, explosions.
COMEDY: Wisecracks; cute kid and animal humor.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average The Meg takes itself far too seriously. The only amusing elements are Jason Statham's occasional one-liners coupled with his exasperated expressions. The thing that disappointed me the most about The Meg is its flat tone. There's too little tension and not nearly enough suspense.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good ...it is little more than a cheesy thriller... The emphasis here is more on goofy action thrills than on gut-crunching scares... ...there are even a couple of moments in which he uses the audience's presumptions to make for some real surprises.

NY Post Full Review
Poor ...lacks the terror of Steven Spielberg's 1975 classic and the outlandish humor of "Sharknado.” It's not fun, it's not serious, it's not scary. It is stupid. ...there's no suspense. The shoddy CGI animation looks like a TNT show on a Tuesday...

Rex Reed Full Review
Above Average Humor and smooth competence win out over originality. It relies on its charismatic leads, Jason Statham and Li Bingbing, to hold interest rather than waste its efforts on crafting realistic characters. ... The Meg seems to revel in its own shallowness. Fortunately, it offers just enough B-movie visual wit...

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
A deep-sea submersible-part of an international undersea observation program-has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific...with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew-and the ocean itself-from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below...bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.
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