The Shallows parents guide

The Shallows

Just a couple thousand teeth between here and safety.

Overall B-

The water may not be very deep, nor the shore very far away, but reaching safety for a young woman (Blake Lively) stranded on a rocky outcrop still means having to brave the dangers of an encircling shark.

Release date June 24, 2016

Violence C
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C
Substance Use B+

Why is The Shallows rated PG-13? The MPAA rated The Shallows PG-13 for bloody images, intense sequences of peril, and brief strong language.

Run Time: 87 minutes

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The Shallows
Rating & Content Info

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Why is The Shallows rated PG-13? The Shallows is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for bloody images, intense sequences of peril, and brief strong language.

Violence: Several characters are attacked and killed by a rogue shark in intense scenes of nature vs man violence. Blood is frequently depicted along with gruesome injuries. A character clings onto the decaying body of a dead whale. Later she has to perform a type of surgery on herself. Sounds of a shark attack are heard and later a man is shown bitten in half. A character performs a medical treatment on a bird. The death of a woman is discussed. A character fires a flare gun at an animal. Oil on the ocean surface bursts into flames and engulfs a fish.

Sexual Content: A character wears a bikini throughout the film. Some brief sensual shots are shown.

Language: Brief strong language includes a sexual expletive used in a non-sexual context and some scatological slang.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A drunken character is shown on the beach. Another character is unable to meet her friend because of a hangover.

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The Shallows
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Frightening Scenes, Violence, Scene of Surgery.
Alberta 14A Violence.
Manitoba 14A Frightening Scenes.
Ontario 14A Frightening Scenes, Gory Scenes.
Quebec 13+
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "The Shallows"

Cast and Crew

The Shallows is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and stars Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Sedona Legge.

Learn more about the Great White Shark.

From the Studio:
In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.
Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Shallows movie is September 27, 2016. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: The Shallows
Release Date: 27 September 2016
The Shallows releases to home video (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray or Blu-ray/DVD/Digital) with the following extras:
4K Ultra HD
- Feature film in resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR)
- Dolby Atmos soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)
- Also includes the film and special features on high-def Blu-ray
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Bonus Materials Include:
- Deleted Scenes
- Four Featurettes: Shooting in The Shallows, How to Build a Shark, Finding The Perfect Beach: Lord Howe Island, When Sharks Attack

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Jaws is the definitive shark movie. Other characters face dangerous waters in All is Lost and In the Heart of the Sea.