The Deep (1977) - Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

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In Bermuda, two amateur treasure-hunting divers have a run-in with local criminals when they inadvertently discover the secret cargo of a World War II shipwreck.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: Peter Yates
Stars: Jacqueline Bisset, Nick Nolte
Length: 123 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 9 out of 63 found boring (14.28%)

One-line Reviews (56)

From the opening sequences of clearing clouds and Bermuda coming into focus and the astonishing underwater photograpy to the action packed adventurous finally, you simply can not take your eyes off the screen.

Most importantly, the plot (written by the man who bought you 'JAWS') is original and riveting and high in adventure - I truly recommend this to all adventure fans.

" Pop up some popcorn, put your feet up and just let yourself be immersed in this entertaining and gorgeous at times, movie.

Simplistic, suspenseful, scenicly breathtaking, - pure escapism.

However, I think all the leads are great, the music is stunning and there are some great moments in this film.

And there are of course the bonuses of the legendary Robert Shaw, the unforgettable beauty of Jacqueline Bisset, a young Nick Nolte full of promise, a wonderful score by John Barry, and plenty of evocative scenery, both below and above sea level.

Suspenseful , thrilling and well-paced underwater adventure about divers who locate a a shipwrecked treasure and morphine .

Before seeing "The Deep" you might think that you have a pretty exciting experience ahead of you...

The picture does drift off course in spots but Shaw and Gossett stay on a collision course that results in an exciting undersea climax.

, but the film drifts onto formulaic sand and peters out like a damp squib {or should that be squid?

Not very deep, but entertaining enough.

Also it's so slow!

Not being an experienced diver, I cannot critique the diving scenes properly, however, they were also enjoyable to watch.

The Deep is an extremely dull underwater salvage operation film.

I loved the book, I fell asleep during this .

This is an intense and engrossing movie with agreeable performances and good rendering of maritime action .

Beautiful underwater photography, a lush score, stunning locations and good acting from Bisset and Shaw can't save this.

Shaw seems wasted in a repeat of his salty old sea-dog role from JAWS, with an accent that changes every couple of minutes; Nolte is fresh-faced but boring as the young hero, and Gossett Jr. doesn't get to be near nasty enough as the baddie of the piece.

Long, drawn-out and tedious in the extreme, 'The Deep' was everything 'Jaws' wasn't, sporting everything from stunningly dull editing to ropey special effects (the lunging 'moray eel' looked like it was carved out of something very wooden) thinly-sketched and unlikeable characters.

Good underwater photography and some exciting action sequences cannot overcome an overlong, tedious, and at times lurid film, though Jacqueline Bisset in a wet shirt and bikini is undoubtedly the film's highlight!

In my point of view, the plot is completely pointless.

The first reason is Jacqueline Bisset, She is stunning, all sun tan, big blue eyes that look in slightly different direction, impressively bebosomed, nice legs -- and we are introduced to her while she's scuba diving at Bermuda with her boyfriend Nick Nolte.

The noted filmmaker does justice to it's viewer, he fills up the adventure, exploits the heroine's goodies with gusto, and packs in thrilling & highly commendable sequences.

KKK propaganda?

Deplorable sea adventure is neither thrilling nor titillating.

This is a pretty decent film and is certainly entertaining!

The story is crisp and entertaining.

This gets very dull and drab and is completely lacking in humour.

Anyway, it was all pointless and so much time is spent just with long slow underwater scenes that obviously don't have dialogue.

The second reason is the colorful and evocative location photography.

Now I read the book simply for the enormous moray nicknamed Percy, but I soon discovered the plot was far more intense, it involved a honeymooning couple in Bermuda, diving off shipwrecks for sunken treasure, fighting against greedy Cuban gangsters and angry tiger sharks, and it was very exciting, very thrilling, the eel though only made at least three appearances, it was dwarfed by the struggles between the human characters themselves, and barely seen.

Is there an actress today quite so stunning?

I have watched this movie several times and it always sets me on the edge of my seat.

There's really no reason this film should be practically two hours, but several suspenseful set-pieces, under water(..such as a pool of sharks stirred up by a passing boat)help keep your attention.

What story it has waves goodbye very early on, but it's still enjoyable.

Watched again in 2018, I find it static, monotonous, boring, does not have the same charm.

The diving scenes are well photographed and the climatic battle between the good guys and the bad guys is exciting.

Exciting and well-paced underwater adventure about a marriage that in the process they are threatened and then must thwart the enemies.

The location and atmosphere of this film added to my viewing pleasure, including the great underwater shots, even if they got a bit tedious after a while.

THE DEEP is a boring, trite, and unsatisfactory film.

A young NYC couple embarks on an island holiday only to stumble into unexpected circumstances that leads to mystery and intrigue.

I enjoyed it, and it's a great popcorn film.

The sexual material, violence and ridiculous slow story really destroy this.

Beautiful but slow and exploitative .

No message, (well, unless you count 'Don't put your head in an eels mouth!

Simply put, it's a vacation on DVD: The cinematography, especially the underwater scenes, is engrossing.

Furthermore, the movie feels overlong, given that the story is uninteresting and characters are just lifeless.

though it eventually does become redundant and repetitive...

The film is intriguing and mysterious.

This is an exceptionally dull movie, enlivened by only a few peripheral pleasures.

An interesting cast included Nick Nolte, Jacqueline Bissett, Lou Gossett Jr., Eli Wallach, and Shaw, who was very good as the experienced diver named Treece; other than his odd accent, I was very pleased with his performance and found him engaging.

Surprisingly Entertaining .

If you love to see our quiet photogenic Bisset swimming around half-naked in a breathtaking wet-T-shirt, well, don't hesitate to join our innocent heroes in their efforts to wrest the treasure from the bottom of the ocean in their dangerous underwater battle in the deep...

Other than that, "The Deep" is just a waste of time.

This is buttressed by John Barry's positively breathtaking score.

There is also a giant eel that poses a threat but comes off as more silly then thrilling.