This movie honestly changed my swimming habits at the beach. Good flick.
'Jaws' succeeds on almost every level. It is terrifying without being grotesque, and spectacular without being unbelievable (if the shark looks a little fake, remember that, at the time 'Jaws' was released, 'Space Invaders' was on the cutting edge of computer graphics design and there was no such thing as 'Shark Week on the Discovery Channel'). The suspense is potent and the action thrilling, but the humor, emotion, and character development make this movie much more than a summer blockbuster.
Terrifyingly awesome without being cheesy and too predictable.The protagonists are fighting a shark which has no super powers. The suspense and thrills are well crafted and not over exaggerated. There is only 1 major jump scare which is perfect in my book. A recommended and well paced thriller!
Amazing! This is an exciting thriller. Even today (I had never seen it) this film made me sit on the corner of my seat.
I am ashamed to admit it, but I've just seen this movie for the first time now (on Feb. 27th, 2019), so this review has to be seen in that context: We have 2019, so the movie is nearly 45 years old, I am in my mid thirties and a movie enthusiast since at least half of my life, so I've seen a number of movies already.
So, I probably cannot appreciate this movie as much as someone who has seen it in his early years or who was even lucky enough seeing this movie when it was released.
Yet, as you can already see, I really enjoyed this movie. It is incredibly iconic, and if you are a movie enthusiast you will probably recognize a dozen movies that where inspired by, or that pay tribute to this movie. I especially had to laugh at the scene with the white board.
Other than that, it has aged incredibly well. I watched a Blu-ray version that was released by Universal for their 100th anniversary and it has crisp images - there is only one image that is strange, but that's probably due to editing (the scene has both, near focus on a head in the foreground and far focus on the sea at the background and right at the border of these two images you have a really blurry line, so I guess, this scene consists of the image of two cameras that where joined together in editing) - a good sound quality, the dialogues weren't to stale, there are some really great images some of them where you wonder how they managed to achieve those shots in the 1970 on a small boat, and even though the shark puppets are not realistic at all, in general the movie manages to build up a really frightening atmosphere, and there was also one jump-scare-esque scene that really got me (and it's really seldom that I get scared like this by a movie). Also story wise it manages to captivate you and surprises you in the way it evolves. So even though it is that old and even if you've seen so many movies that you feel like you've seen it all, this movie will leave a mark and you will understand why people will tell you that it's one of the best movies.
From today's perspective I'd rate it 8/10, because a) the shark puppets made me laugh - they ARE really bad - b) it had a few lengths and c) some decisions did not make too much sense to me. But I gave it an additional point, because thinking of it, this movie has produced a milestone in cinemas, it is absolutely ambitious and for that time really extremely good produced. And most of all: It has inspired so many movies that followed. I didn't know how many actually where, but watching this I was reminded of a couple of films, and I guess the number is much higher and if I'd watched this one before I've seen all the other movies I would probably realized more movie inspirations than I was able to.
If you haven't seen it already (and let's be honest: who beside me hasn't?!) what are you doing? Please don't wait longer, you are missing out on general knowledge.
4 all u generation x artists; this is how u make a scary movie! C'mon y'all; peep the game don't sleep the game.
Seriously? Hey, there's a big shark in the water...let me lean over the brim of the bow and go down in a shark cage and cut off all communication. I rooted for the shark. Those people were dumb and once the first death happened, all of them deserved it. Money is not worth more than your life. Dummies. The dog made me sad. Also, I really wanted that council member to get eaten. That would have made it better.
Una joya del cine. Spielberg se lució con esta película. La tensión que magistralmente supo recrear, difícilmente podrá ser superado en pelis del género.
A classic for a reason. Such iconic music. The entire second half on the boat is great. The first half is a little slower but still good.
Very disappointing. The acting was bad, there is no climax, the story itself if meh, I don't know how this became a classic.
A milestone in the movies history, editing and Oscar winner for this movie! Verna Fields was a relatives of mine, my mother side.
Must watch for Shark Week!
8.3/10 really enjoyable and well directed!
I've watched it! The movie is fun! I could enjoy the film. It's old, but the plot is well-made. I wonder how they made the movie. "Jaws" seems to be real and alive. I really respect people who created this brilliant entertainment.
This first part of the Jaws series is not very scary nowadays, but worth watching anyway...