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12,476 Ratings


Directed by Steven Spielberg
United States, 1975
Horror, Thriller


When an insatiable great white shark terrorizes the townspeople of Amity Island, police chief Martin Brody, ichthyologist Matt Hooper and grizzly ship captain Quint, team up for an epic battle of man vs. nature.

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Jaws Directed by Steven Spielberg

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1976 | 3 wins including: Best Film Editing

1976 | Nominee: Best Picture

What are people saying?

  • Kenji's rating of the film Jaws

    I enjoyed this at the cinema aged 14 and then went swimming in the scary Welsh sea. Sharks are not monsters and deserve respect, not demonisation and persecution

  • Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Jaws

    The timeless theme of 'man versus nature' taps into something incredibly primal. Like Moby Dick, the film's generic adventure story becomes a framework for more elemental interpretations specific to the notions of fear, obsession, masculinity, etc. Spielberg's direction owes much to the influence of Hitchcock, but it's the 'Fordian' elements of the script& the well-developed characters that create lasting substance.

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Jaws

    Seen in ideal circumstances: Saturday night of 4th of July weekend, with a packed crowd that laughed at each joke, screamed at the floating head, and applauded Shaw's entrance. It still plays like a pivotal link between Old Hollywood and the modern blockbuster, proving how far an imaginative eye can elevate B material. But for the first time, I noticed how cleverly—and classically—it sketches its community.

  • Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film Jaws

    I just re-watched this film for the first time in a couple years. I used to think that it was this great masterpiece, but now all I see is mediocrity. There was no character development, most of the music feels forced and out of place aside from the notorious theme, and the scares were merely jump scares that came exactly when expected. The experience was boring! I think in general, I have outgrown Spielberg...

  • chanandre's rating of the film Jaws

    [Kino: DCP] (CinePop IV) Markl na fila da frente. Waited 13 years to see this film on a proper movie theater: it was Oh so worth the wait. Cinéphilia: that's the discipline. (review in progress...)

  • Kamran's rating of the film Jaws

    [REVIEW] 87/100 - JAWS (Spielberg, 1975) (4.5) With the aid of Panavision and Technicolor, Spielberg creates a monumental 70s film bringing together the epic scale of David Lean and the captivating action of Alfred Hitchcock. Jaws grabs you and sinks deep. Though psychological and violent, Jaws is somehow wholesome too, and today it is a household name. Read More:

  • mjgildea's rating of the film Jaws

    4 1/2 out of 5 stars. Watching Jaws for the first time in several years was like seeing it for the first time. Period. The scene with the first daytime attack was a work of editing genius and the chemistry between Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw and Richard Dreyfuss alone carried the last hour. And Shaw's Indianapolis monologue was beautiful. One of the few movies that makes me want to watch it every time I think about it.

  • Phil Worfel's rating of the film Jaws

    While the ostinato notes are what everyone knows, William's score during the boat chase is one of the most rousing and adventurous pieces he's composed which means that its also one of the most rousing and adventurous scores ever. One of the first scary films I ever saw. Watched it on television when i was in 1st Grade. Dad let us watch it much to Mom's annoyance.

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