Sharkwater Synopsis
Exploitation and corruption deplete the world's shark population.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

It may seem strange to contemplate the possibility that sharks are more victim than vicious. Yet after Stewart makes his case you may find...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This beautiful and urgent eco-doc takes a bite out of the shark mythology made indelible by "Jaws."
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Chicago Tribune

Probably ranks as one of the most frightening shark movies ever---but sharks are the victims.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Stewart's documentary is seldom less than compelling in its quest to raise international awareness about a situation that is threatening to...
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Boston Globe

Undersea photographer Rob Stewart, who directed, wrote, narrated, stars in, and helped shoot Sharkwater, really, really loves sharks. He...
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Los Angeles Times

Ecological passion meets unquenchable self-aggrandizement in the beautifully filmed deep-blue-alert documentary Sharkwater.
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The New York Times

Mr. Stewart dilutes the movie’s urgency by framing the subject within a “personal journey” format and selling himself as a hunky, sensitive...
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By David Rooney
As an eco-political inquiry, the film is compelling even if its grounding in scientific fact could be more solid.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Truth is, once again, stranger and far more interesting than fiction, but Stewart, whose youthful idealism makes for passionate but uneven...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Delivers an important message, and its underwater photography is breathtaking. But Stewart lessens the impact by focusing much too much on...
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Great movie

By rottweilerlover
awesome movie, rob stewart came to my school and spoke, 4 real!!! i know him...

Save the sharks, save the world

I am a 7th grade science teacher in Florida. I recently put together a variety of lessons and an assembly about sharks. The lessons coincided with the release of Rob Stewart's, my guest speaker,...


By lenoralsg
I don't do documentaries - BUT this movie was engaging, dramatic, inspiring and unexpected. A group of us saw it in Florida before it opened nationally. There was a diverse group of people in that...

Sharkwater is the most gripping documentary of the year

By skyletto
This movie really makes you change how you see our relationship to the oceans, and you'll never think of sharks in the same way again. It's a beautiful film, but it is surprisingly dramatic and...


By cmehu
one of the best movies i've seen. Not a boring documentary....ACTION PACKED, but still has a powerfull message. everyone should see this movie.........

The most valuable film I've seen in years.

By little_river_28
This film not only features exquisite cinematography, but also an extremely poignant look into the future catastrophic results the short-sighted, status-driven shark finning industry will have if we...

best movie i have ever seen

By tjeerds_solo
everyone has to go and see it! it is amazing! if you dont see it you are missing out!...

Great Documentary

This a movie for those that love mother earth and appreciate the beatiful things it offers humanity. It also shows us the dark side of humanity and how it destroys for the sake of making money. It...


By redneck_zombie
Sharkwater challenges our perception of the world around us. An unforgettable film of devestating beauty! This film is unforgettable... See it now!!...


By Gambit
A must see if you actually care about the future! A movie that inspires you to do something to help save sharks and our oceans and eventually ourselves. This movie is visually stunning underwater...

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Rated PG | For images of animal cruelty, thematic elements, language and some smoking