Jaws (1975)

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When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and a grizzled fisherman set out to stop it. (IMDb)

The horror of the first two tragic attacks is chilling, with the invisible attacker and vanished victim/bloody water aftermath, and the sense of impending doom in between is also well-crafted with a good score and tense character interplay between the paranoid cop and money-focused mayor. It’s a little slow and bloated, and only scattered spurts of action make the final act somewhat of a letdown (though the shark reveals still scare) but overall it’s still a suspenseful monster-attack movie.

6.8/10

– Dishonourable Mention on my Top 10 Overrated Films list

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7 thoughts on “Jaws (1975)

  1. Watched it last night. Note that it was the first “blockbuster” if I’m not mistaken. Classic 70’s feel is nostalgic for me. Roy Schieder is almost cool, as the big city cop in a small town gig. Though tainted by some cheesy characters, (money grubbing mayor, and the spazzy and somewhat petulant Dreyfuss), the film has its merits. The soundtrack is grand and the gore is horrific, with a decent storyline, though somewhat sluggish. A Classic? I’m not sure that I would call it that, but worth a watch.

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