The Reef

March 1st, 2011


The Reef

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The Reef

A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.7/10 (4,260 voted)

Director: Andrew Traucki

Stars: Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering

Luke welcomes his friend Matt and his girlfriend Suzie that come from London and Matt's sister and Luke's former girlfriend Kate that comes from Sydney to sail with him and the sailor Warren in a sailboat. However, the vessel hits an underwater rock and capsizes with an opening on her bottom. Luke advises that they should swim in the north direction to reach the Turtle Island, in Queensland, Australia, while they have strength since there is a current moving the boat in the opposite direction of land but Warren prefers to stay on the hull waiting for help since there are sharks in the water. The quartet swims, but they are hunted by a great white shark.

Writers: Andrew Traucki, James M. Vernon

Damian Walshe-Howling - Luke
Gyton Grantley - Matt
Adrienne Pickering - Suzie
Zoe Naylor - Kate
Kieran Darcy-Smith - Warren
Mark Simpson - Shane

Taglines: Pray that you drown first


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Release Date: 1 March 2011

Filming Locations: Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Technical Specs

Runtime: Germany:

User Review

Solid acting and tense

Rating: 7/10

Alright, so this is never going to win any Oscars, yet it was very entertaining.

The character development was good, I actually cared for each person, which for me is a great indicator. If you can pull that off, it's got a bit of quality right there. Nothing felt fake or over/under done. The shark shots were real, no fake plastic models to be found! The movie was often pretty tense, i found myself literally on the edge of my couch. It was nice to hear the Aussie accents and it didn't feel "americanised" in any way. A great little movie with dedicated actors and a solid, scary story! Well done.


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