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Year
1975
Runtime
124 min.
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Drama, Adventure, Thriller
Rating *
8.0
Votes *
433,027
Checks
82,237
Favs
3,489
Dislikes
374
Favs/checks
4.2% (1:24)
Favs/dislikes
9:1
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  1. Elica's avatar

    Elica

    it's much better than i thought. i feared it would have those silly horror scenes that many older movies can have, but pretty much the whole movie felt quite realistic. and they werent afraid to show the bloody scenes. i enjoyed the movie! 5 years 4 months ago
  2. Scratch47's avatar

    Scratch47

    Quints speech and that famous reverse zoom shot alone guarantee this a place in film history. 5 years 2 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    I still consider Jaws Spielberg's best film, probably because his manipulations are Hitchcockian, not Spielbergian, the latter mode something I've come to spot too easily in later work. Jaws is tense, but also very funny. It's a horror film, but also a tale of triumph against adversity. It has colorful, interesting characters that don't conform to the usual movie types (of the major characters, only the mayor feels like the latter). And it has so damn much HUMANITY. It's chaotic and feels full of impromptu moments that lend the story a lot of realism, which is ultimately needed to sell the giant shark. Foo on the sequels that would downplay the sacrifices and victory of this initial (stand-alone, thanks) film. 1 year 2 months ago
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