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JAWS
1975 / Horror, Thriller
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Directed by Steven Spielberg
Written by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb
Starring Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton and Carl Gottlieb

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

The following tags are associated with this movie: shark
Jaws (1975)
Review by Bradley Frohloff

7 / 10
Even though most people regard it as a classic, I am not exactly influenced by that consensus. I will concede that the production of this movie must have been quite extraordinary, and the second half of the film is really good and suspenseful. Though the movie does drag at times and I don't necessarily have the itch to re-watch this film all that often.

I enjoy Jaws, and it is one of my father's favourite films but I just don't love it enough.
Jaws (1975)
Review by Michael Mahoney

7 / 10
While certainly one of the true classics of not just the horror genre, but cinema as a whole, Jaws is a film that I don't love, and don't really come close to loving. There's a lot of good stuff in it, especially the second half of the movie, but there's also some rather sluggish scenes that no amount of good orchestra music makes up for.

Luckily, the three main characters are all pretty decent. While it took some time for Quint's gruff character to grow on me, there's no denying that Robert Shaw does a fine job, especially during the scene where the group compares stories and scars. I always liked Richard Dreyfuss' character, and he consistently solid through the film. Lastly, Roy Scheider does commendably also.

The movie picks up beautifully as these three embark on a small ship in order to take out the great white, but the movie beforehand was somewhat patchy, and while never bad, portions just bored me. The second half of the film isn't perfect, but it was a lot more tense and enjoyable in my opinion.

Obviously, this is a classic, and there's decent reason for that, but like other some other classics of the 1970's, such as The Exorcist, I was more underwhelmed than anything. I'd probably say the movie's just a bit below average, but it's close. Jaws is still worth seeing, but unless you're already a fan, I don't know how likely it is that you'll end up loving it. 6.5/10 (rounded up to 7/10 to fit site's format).
Jaws (1975)
Review by Chris James

9 / 10
Not much to say about this that hasn't already been said. THE Summer blockbuster, and still the best nature vs man film to date. The opening scene still gives me chills and the infamous score is pretty much universally known. I grew up in a coastal area, and while the worst threat was the occasional jellyfish, I still couldn't go near the water if I had that theme ringing in my head.

Beyond being a great horror movie, it's got amazing performances all around. I still have all of Robert Shaw's lines committed to memory. Watch this, then watch it three more times instead of any of the dire sequels (okay, 2 is decent).
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