The Shallows ★★★½

I hate to sound like every other critic but The Shallows is the best shark movie since Jaws. Though the first 20 minutes looks and sounds like a terrible music video, the film ramps up significantly in the second and third acts. The simple plot and short runtime allows most of this film to be fast and thrilling, with a fine lead in Blake Lively holding it together. It isn't amazing but at least it isn't as bad as pretty much every other shark movie (excluding Jaws). 7.5/10