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Sharkwater Review

  • Rated: images of animal cruelty, thematic elements, language and some smoking
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Documentary

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 3.0
    59

    out of 100

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

  • 60

    out of 100

    Variety David Rooney

    As an eco-political inquiry, the film is compelling even if its grounding in scientific fact could be more solid.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times

    Ecological passion meets unquenchable self-aggrandizement in the beautifully filmed deep-blue-alert documentary Sharkwater.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    Mr. Stewart dilutes the movie’s urgency by framing the subject within a “personal journey” format and selling himself as a hunky, sensitive martyr.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    Stewart's documentary is seldom less than compelling in its quest to raise international awareness about a situation that is threatening to put sharks on the endangered list.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    Probably ranks as one of the most frightening shark movies ever---but sharks are the victims.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    This beautiful and urgent eco-doc takes a bite out of the shark mythology made indelible by "Jaws."

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