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Jaws Reviews

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January 2, 2011
Five-star movie could scare the pants off kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 5, 2005
A masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 24, 2014
With no superheroes or post-apocalyptic wastelands in sight, the skill behind Jaws becomes even more thrilling to watch unfold. ... Quite literally, Jaws is the original and the best.
Read More | Original Score: A+
June 21, 2012
Jaws retains its power to enthrall and shock at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Jaws is a sensationally effective action picture, a scary thriller that works all the better because it's populated with characters that have been developed into human beings we get to know and care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
December 12, 2002
When it comes to this kind of thriller, no movie has been able to top Jaws, although many have tried. And, as the years go by, it seems increasingly unlikely that anything will come close.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 10, 2012
Forget Saving Private Ryan, and Schindler's List. This is Spielberg's masterwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 29, 2013
John Williams's Oscar-winning music and the excellent performances of Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss add to the ingeniously mounted tension that cleverly plays on all our deepest primeval fears.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 17, 2012
Spielberg knows exactly how the human mind works, and he uses that knowledge to plumb the elemental fear buried deep within.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 7, 2010
To be brief and to the point, the GREATEST FILM EVER MADE! Thank you for your time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Well, it's about this shark...
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
July 6, 2010
Spielberg has directed a film which contains many unforgettable and suspenseful moments. That Jaws was only his second feature film says something about the talent and ingenuity the man possessed even at such an early stage in his career.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 16, 2020
Master filmmaker Steven Spielberg doesn't show much of the most famous shark of all time, but you can always sense he's never far away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 18, 2014
It's just such a good film.
June 24, 2006
It's no wonder a generation of holidaymakers still thinks twice before stepping into the water.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 10, 2012
One of the absolute masterpieces of populist cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
May 12, 2009
In the end, the shark is a MacGuffin necessary for the men to bond and test themselves against what they fear most--their own mortality.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 24, 2005
Nowadays, it doesn't really scare me anymore, but I love watching it for the way it moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
June 27, 2007
The fast-moving 124-minute film engenders enormous suspense as the shark attacks a succession of people.
January 1, 2000
It was the beast that launched a thousand monster movies.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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