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295 Ratings

The Meg

Directed by Jon Turteltaub
United States, China, 2018
Action, Sci-Fi, Horror


A former Naval captain and expert diver, Jonas Taylor, is recruited for a deep-sea mission to rescue Chinese scientists under attack from the 70-foot white shark, named Carcharodon Megalodon.

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The Meg Directed by Jon Turteltaub
Despite the shark-on-human and human-on-shark violence, and a fair amount of (mostly fish-related) blood and gore, it doesn’t have much lasting impact either as a high seas thriller or a science fiction fantasy. And there are plentiful signs that it was undermined in the editing.
September 15, 2018
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The results, as in the case of The Meg, are sometimes referred to as “B-movies,” but the spirit of the best Bs is one of ingenuity and of making do with whatever you can beg, borrow, or steal, a spirit hard-pressed to survive when smothered under endless wheelbarrows of ill-spent money.
August 16, 2018
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It’s not a Pretty Good Bad Movie or a So Bad It’s Good Movie or even a So Bad It’s Bad Movie. It’s So Bad It’s Bland. . . . The lack of gore is both a visual and visceral disappointment, stranding the movie in a gutless PG-13 purgatory that, 30 years ago, a hellcat like Joe Dante would have exploited for every possible drop of plasma but Turteltaub defers to like the timid, late-career pro he is.
August 10, 2018
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