jaws movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This classic killer-shark movie can leave anyone afraid of the water. Young teens and adults will adore Jaws, a thrilling film directed by Steven Spielberg and packed with brilliant effects for a 70s movie.


When several people fall victims to an unstoppable killer shark, a police chief, a marine biologist and a fisherman spring into action and try to capture the creature.

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Movie details

Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Susan Backlinie, Lee Fierro
Writer: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb
Release Date (Australia): 27 November 1975
Runtime: 124 minutes/2h 4m
Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film contains multiple scenes depicting shark attacks and images of injuries sustained from shark attacks.

Violence (M)

The film features scenes in which people are attacked by sharks, accompanied by bloody waters and blood detail.

Coarse Language (PG)

The film features use of the words “son of a bitch”, “hell”, “damn”, “ass”, “bastard” and “s**t”.

Drug Use (PG)

Several teenagers are viewed sharing and smoking a marijuana joint.

Nudity (PG)

A woman’s breasts and buttocks are very briefly depicted as she goes swimming.

Sex (G)

The film contains a very mild reference to sex.

mpaa rating

PG (for an unknown reasoning)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Jaws’ effective use of heart-racing music and tension-packed shark attacks will easily provide anyone with a second thought about swimming in the water. But there’s clearly more than just depictions of unsuspecting people being dragged underwater by a terrifying shark and everyone rushing out of the water. This is an engaging tale following an interesting character named Martin Brody, who’s excellently portrayed by Roy Scheider.

Brody’s responsibilities as a chief take presence towards the beginning of the film. And from the opening scene to the moment where the credits start rolling, we’re totally glued to his character and even feel the tension and stress he feels. It starts to rise up and flow down slowly when the story takes a turn towards dealing with the predator. This is true 70s nostalgia.

With a spectacular theme music and effective moments of chilling terror, this may also be some of masterful director Stephen Spielberg’s work. The way Peter Benchley’s original plot is executed in this nostalgic experience is perfect.

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