Underrated Movie #351 ~ The Shallows

The Shallows
While riding the waves at a remote beach, young surfer Mia finds herself stranded on a buoy as a great white shark begins stalking her. Though she’s only 20 yards from shore, Mia realizes that the predator is determined not to let her get that far. Well made shark attack flick! My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars.
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Underrated Movie #294 ~ All is Lost

All is Lost
In this harrowing drama — which has very little dialogue — Robert Redford portrays a man stranded alone at sea, courageously battling a hole in his boat and a ferocious storm as he struggles to survive with just a sextant and maritime maps to guide him. (Netflix) My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.
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Underrated Movie #272 ~ The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

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Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland and Lesley-Anne Down star in this action thriller, based on director/screenwriter Michael Crichton’s best-selling novel, about a daring gold heist that shocked Victorian society. (Netflix) My Rating: 4.25 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #271 ~ McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

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From director Robert Altman comes an original and unusual Western capturing the essence of frontier life while overturning Old West myths. John McCabe (Warren Beatty), an entrepreneurial vagabond, moves to a ramshackle Pacific Northwest town to establish a saloon/brothel. He soon meets the shrewd Mrs. Miller (Julie Christie), a professional madam with years of experience; together, they start a booming business and a blossoming relationship. (Netflix) This movie features maybe the best bad guy in movie history. On Roger Ebert’s list of “Great Movies” — click on the “Review” button to read his review. My Rating: 4.9 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #269 ~ The Big Blue (Kate’s Pick)

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Jacques (Jean-Marc Barr) and Enzo (Jean Reno) are childhood friends who grow into fierce rivals in the deadly sport of deep-water diving. Jacques is more dolphin than man — but that’s not enough to keep insurance investigator Johanna (Rosanna Arquette) from falling head over heels for him. But can she keep him from risking it all to defeat Enzo and set a new world record? Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) directs this romantic adventure. (Netflix) Kate’s Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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