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Deep Blue Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Robert K. Elder

    In terms of pure visual scope, Deep Blue might be one of the best IMAX films never created for the IMAX screen.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Full of splendidly shot wonders.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Variety Jonathan Holland

    Jaw-dropping, sumptuous visuals, a lush George Fenton score, state-of-the-art technology and some of the oddest creatures ever seen without recourse to artificial stimulants.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 6+

Stunning footage of aquatic life.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that there's animal violence in this film. Animals attack and eat each other -- not too graphically -- but there is blood. The most upsetting incident involves a baby whale being attacked and killed despite its mother's efforts to save it.

  • Families can talk about animals of the sea. What would it be like to be a baby whale? Which land animals are dependent upon the ocean and its creatures? What have humans created that mimics the natural survival mechanisms of ocean creatures?

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    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
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    Violence and scariness: Animals attack each other.

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    Sexy stuff: Not an issue

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    Language: Not an issue

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    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not an issue