Jaws

Jaws

(1975)

In 1975, director Steven Spielberg brought Peter Benchley's best-selling novel to the screen with stunning power and unbearable suspense. Jaws became the highest-grossing film of all time (at the time) and changed the game for blockbusters (and swimmers). A persistent shark terrorises a coastal community. Once the terror begins, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss and Robert Shaw join forces on a quest to destroy a killer embodying nearly three tons of great white death.

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BY munchkin superstar

I used to love swimming in the ocean until I was a bit older and saw this film now i just get freaked out about sharks still like watching the film but only like to swim in fresh water until I saw a program about bull Sharks Killing people 20-30km upstream in fresh water I just stick to the swimming pool from now on


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  • Steven Spielberg's "Jaws" is a sensationally effective action picture_a scary thriller that works all the better because it's populated with characters that have been developed into human beings we get to know and care about. It's a film that's as frightening as "The Exorcist," and yet it's a nicer kind of fright, somehow more fun because we're being scared by an outdoor-adventure saga instead of by a brimstone-and-vomit devil... Full Review

  • It was the complete nightmare that invented the "summer blockbuster", launched the genius on a global scale and delivered an astonishingly effective thriller built on a very primal level: fear. Full Review

  • If you think about Jaws for more than 45 seconds you will recognize it as nonsense, but it's the sort of nonsense that can be a good deal of fun, if you like to have the wits scared out of you at irregular intervals. Full Review

  • Getting right to the point, "Jaws" is an artistic and commercial smash. Producers Richard D. Zanuck and David Brown, and director Steven Spielberg, have the satisfaction of a production problem-plagued film turning out beautifully. Peter Benchley's bestseller about a killer shark and a tourist beach town has become a film of consummate suspense, tension and terror. The Universal release looks like a torrid moneymaker everywhere... Full Review

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