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Into the Blue Review

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

  • 3.0
    45

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    When under water, the action-adventure Into the Blue has genuine thrills. Above water or on dry land, this is one dead fish.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    There will always be an audience for the escapist rewards this type of movie always dangles.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Walker is supposed to be lured by the buried treasure, but the actor, wearing Brad Pitt's bristle cut, is like Pitt with his sexy appetite sucked out.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Allison Benedikt

    Mad props to Peter Zuccarini, who headed the team of ocean-bound photographers and captured some remarkably vivid footage, and also to the actors, who spend plenty of time looking cool, calm and collected swimming with the predatory fishes.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Offers modest pleasures. It is not an essential film, but if you go to see it, it will not insult your intelligence, and there's genuine suspense toward the end.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Tedious adventure; too scary for younger kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the movie begins with a harrowing plane crash into the sea, with violent imagery and editing. Young divers find a pirate ship's treasure and then the cocaine shipment that was aboard this crashed plane, then ponder whether to recover the drugs and sell them. Characters (especially girls) wear skimpy clothing on land and undersea. They see and swim alongside sharks when they dive; the movie includes two gruesome shark attacks, resulting in bloody water and ravaged bodies. A couple of scenes feature near-drownings (one character begins to turn blue, as his arm is stuck under a heavy cannon and he can't get loose). A car chase results in a couple of crashes, a killer leaves multiple dead bodies on a boat (though you don't see these murders, faces, legs, and feet appear in close-ups that might trouble younger viewers). Characters fight with knives, guns (one man is shot through the chest, quite graphically), harpoons, and in a couple of instances, oxygen tanks are slammed into opponents' heads. Handcuffed to a dead body (his eyes left disturbingly open), a young woman hacks off his hand with a machete (you see the knife head to the camera, then the scene cuts). Characters drink, smoke, and do drugs. The film includes sexual references, sexy dancing in a club with colored lights and liquor flowing, some embracing/kissing, and a discrete sex scene between the romantic leads. One character behaves callously when his girlfriend dies.

  • Families can talk about the moral decisions facing the characters, and the film's framing of these decisions as matters of "love." What is at stake for whom when Sam asks Jared to choose between her and dealing drugs?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Obnoxious young lawyer who owes money and assumes he can deal major drugs easily; drug dealers and killers; discussion of pirates as "romantic."

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Hand to hand fights, as well as violence using harpoons, knives, cars, and guns; a couple of shark attacks.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Girls in scant apparel, sexy dancing and references; kissing and one briefly noted romantic sex scene.

  • language false3

    Language: Mild cursing.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Beer and drink brands on labels.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking in bars and at home, smoking and drug use.

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