Dark Tide (2012) - Action, Adventure, Drama

Hohum Score



A professional diver tutor returns to deep waters after 1 year, following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark. The nightmare from the deep is still lurking - more carnivorous and hungry than ever.

IMDB: 4.3
Director: John Stockwell
Stars: Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez
Length: 94 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 20 out of 50 found boring (40%)

One-line Reviews (56)

If you remotely like the ocean and treat it as a thriller with a slower burn, you will enjoy the movie.


In all honesty if you want a gore fest, a killer shark movie, a suspenseful drama then this film is not for you.

It not only makes the movie unnecessarily slow but also stretched out, overlong and just plain boring.

) OK the story had holes but so did Jaws and many other films like this but it was tense and had me on the edge of my seat at times.

Yawn Yawn Yawn .

But it's also because this movie made me zone out a lot because it was being such an uninteresting that was hard to feel involved with, in any way or form.

The characters are bland and stereotypical, the father is a rich jerk who pushes his kid to hard and because he has money thinks he can get his way, the kid is very meek and despises the father, the Cameraman pines for berry and seems to care more about the money than the safety of the father and son, and the captain is comic relief.

and wishing they'd arrive soon and gobble up the entire cast of this terminally boring movie.

It's slow moving, though it strangely enough still sees itself as a tense action/thriller.

A boring and forgettable shark movie that fans of the genre may like.

I love her voice, and I love the opening scene in this too, when Halle's being all cute and all sexy and so sweet in her beautifully orange bluish colored bikini top, you know, this Halle Berry shark movie with Halle Berry, my favorite actress ever/Catwoman who's wearing skintight diving gear throughout plus its cape location with the really pretty sunny scenery plus it's an animal movie all about sharks plus its African setting on the beautiful ocean seashore also all those cool, uniquely shot underwater shark interactions and on their turf too, ten stars out of ten stars my dear, true, close and considerate friend, and though this fascinating shark flick's really no more than a six, rates nothing less than a four, and so clearly, as clearly as the beaming light piercing the wavy glistening watery surface reflective through the deep and bountiful endless beautiful blue sea high up from above, I rate this a five, out of ten, stars, clearly.

The Capetown (Fish Hoek) setting adds realism, and whilst the plot is heavily contrived, the shark footage more than compensates.

Really surprised this film scores so poorly as I thought it was actually quite entertaining.

I though it was way to long and drawn out.

The few glimpses seen here are nothing more than spliced shots from a number of National Geographic-style show specials relating to the creature and generally make for a more engaging and coherent watch than the clumsy way they're edited in here with the action occurring and them re-acting to it from another camera edit, and altogether this makes for some wholly uninteresting and bland experiences.

"For a flick about sharks and Halle Berry in a bikini, Dark Tide is a bit dull.

The witty banter and whatnot between her and Olivier Martinez seems empty and they didn't make me believe that they had any sort of feelings for each other.

It is a very confusing movie.

Don't waste the money.

so awkward, so pretentious, and most of all so ridiculous.

From the hotheaded character that causes trouble to the inevitable ship malfunction and "unexpected" storm.

entertaining .

until, after what felt like an eternity, it finally reached its always predictable, anticlimactic climax.

Confusing scenes: Three men in diving suits park their pickup and go into the water.

a very uninteresting romance rekindled, a contract to bring the rich father and son from London to get into deep water to play with the sharks.

Much of the acting and dialogues felt contrived, forced and pointless.

i thoroughly enjoyed it.

But no, let me tell you that this movie is an absolutely boring one.

they did not and we end up with a movie like no other, super boring, super slow with no drama, no suspense and not much else.

This film was incredibly boring for the majority of it's 110 minutes.

When i saw the release of Dark Tide i thought it could be interesting, nothing like the classic "JAWS" but it still could be a good movie of sharks, and a good one for me, must have adrenaline, danger and panic - a lot of things that this movie doesn't have.

The sharks in "Dark Tide", for instance, are truly some of the most beautiful creatures Mother Nature brought forward, yet their astonishing appearance is criminally abused here in this dumb, exaggeratedly clichéd, dull and incompetent film.

For me it was very slow and pretty boring.

This is one of the worst movies I have seen in recent years.

The endless scenes of everyone worrying about her and the stubbornness to get help from them or others really just end up going nowhere as it's not until the clichéd storyline of overdue bills that brings about the end of the funk which is really quite a common theme that it's completely unsurprising to see it being the catalyst for everyone.

The film is let down by a thin plot and bland characters.

anyway)I though it was better than Open Water both one and two and if think there's been loads such as adrift etc etc.The action is great there is some emotional depth between the two main protagonists and to me it seemed like a very enjoyable film.

the plot is just too weak and cardboard-like boring.

The reviews who say that this movie is bad, boring, and the characters are unlikeable simply expect a different kind of movie and have forgotten the joy in a drama with thrilling elements.

The plot of "Dark Tide" features the dullest of stereotypes in the cast (traumatized heroes, obnoxious businessmen dying from cancer …) and immediately reverts to the worst clichés (troubled father-son relationships, heroine facing her demons…).

With stunning visuals that we are usually only treated to in the best nature documentaries, I found Dark Tide to be a gripping thriller with some of the finest shark scenes of any film since perhaps Jaws or The Reef.

This film is beautifully shot and despite a rather lacklustre performance by Halle Berry, I found the movie developed a progressively gripping pace with fantastic camera work throughout.

Don't waste a minute of your time on this movie.

Idea is good but unfortunately the movie is boring, the action develops too slow and there are only some good scene that are viewable, those that are underwater.

Tedious Tide .

Pros: Halle Berry's Body, South Africa footage, Shark Footage Cons:No Plot, Boring, Predictable, No sympathy for any charactersBottomline: If your waiting trial in Thailand for those silly drugs you had in your cavity, sure give it a watch.

This movie has got to be the most boring movie I have ever seen.

You may see it different but to me this is boring and forgettable.

Especially because their answer will bore and/or annoy you to death.

In the end, it was a waste of time and not a movie you should waste your life watching.

When that happens while watching a movie, it is a sign that the story is simple and it will be a boring and predictable movie.

There's a few somewhat decent elements here with this one really showing off a much more realistic and positive image of the creatures than would normally be the case for such a film here, really getting a good chance to look at their lifestyle and grace that they portray in real-life which is a rather enjoyable experience rather than painting them up to be flesh-crazed monsters.

So why then are the characters deliberately as uninteresting and obnoxious as the cast of any Friday the 13th sequel.

The movie is so, so, so very slow to start.

Ridiculously Slow Start .