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Susan Watkins
Daniel Travis Daniel Travis
Daniel Kintner
Saul Stein Saul Stein
Michael E. Williamson Michael E. Williamson
Cristina Zenato Cristina Zenato
John Charles John Charles
Estelle Lau Estelle Lau
Steve Lemme Steve Lemme
Scuba Diver

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Chris Kentis Chris Kentis
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8 years, 2 months ago at Oct 2 12:15
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Absolutely terrifying. Open Water is a gripping tale about what happens when things go completely, terribly, cruelly, wrong. Like, "how can there be a God in the universe" wrong. Everything about this film grabbed my attention-- from the amatuer production value and the none-the-less interesting and highly-skilled camera work, to the convincing, natural-feeling performances, to the growing sense o... read more

didn't meet expectations

11 years, 6 months ago at May 27 10:25
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I was curious and bought the DVD. But now after watching it, I am going to sell it again. This is definitely not the movie you want to watch twice.

The whole idea of the plot is cool (two people alone on the ocean, but there is just to little going on and that what is happening ("something touched my leg") is hard to show on film.
Would have been an awesome book ...

Entertaining, But Depressing.

10 years, 9 months ago at Feb 22 0:57
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Let me start out by saying, that this film, is not supposed to have a great plot, or great acting. This is just one of those films, to entertain an audience. The plot is a little like this: a couple, goes on vacation, to some area with a lot of water (the name of the place escapes me). While on a boat, going out for a deep sea diving excursion, they are left behind, by their fellow crew members. W... read more
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Description: Proving that the power of imagination is much more terrifying than what meets the eye, OPEN WATER is Chris Kentis's intensely realistic deep-sea drama, "based on true events." The film's leering digital video camera allows viewers to float like shark-bait, stranded in the middle of the ocean with Susan and Daniel (Blanchard Ryan and Daniel Travis), a bickering married couple who have just been abandoned by their scuba-diving boat in the Caribbean. As the tension escalates between the troubled twosome--who are cold, tired, dehydrated, and more than a little scared--the tragedy of the situation is exacerbated by a series ... (more)
Release date: 20 August 2004
UPC: 031398167341
Tags: Thriller (20), Drama (19), Horror (14), 2003 (12), Shark (10), Ocean (8), Survival (7), Death (7), Diving (7), Shark Attack (7), Sharks (7), Animal (6), Isolation (6), Usa (6), Stranded (6), Boat (6), 2000s (6), 2000's (6), 00's (6), Reality (6)
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