The Reef: Stalked

The Reef: Stalked

In an effort to heal after witnessing her sister’s horrific murder, Nic travels to a tropical resort with her friends for a kayaking and diving adventure. Only hours into their expedition, the women are stalked and then attacked by a great white shark. To survive they will need to band together and Nic will have to overcome her post-traumatic stress, face her fears and slay the monster.

  • Released: 2022-01-06
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Teressa Liane, Kate Lister, Ann Truong, Saskia Archer
  • Director: Andrew Traucki
  • jamie3812 - 17 November 2023
    What's with the dumb face?
    The main character, Teressa Liane (?) makes the dumbest face throughout the movie, it's the main reason I turned the movie off. If she wasn't so stupid, and fake, I would've liked the story and enjoyed the movie. It had potential but it's far too slow to make it worth your time. If the writers and producers would've added some real meat (haha) to this film, and pick a better cast, I would've given this one a couple more stars. Bummer.

    I was actually at the edge of my seat watching this. The effects were pretty awesome. They didn't look fake. That's a big plus for me, and why I didn't give it two stars. Try again guys!
  • mrfiberup - 10 April 2023
    Worried about a shark "so I think ill just sit here - no need to, I don't know, paddle like hell?!"
    Its basically a good romp through shark terror!

    Sadly it suffers from so many instances where they do absolutely the wrong thing acting wise or common sense wise, when as experienced folks they should know better. And it can still deliver genuine terror. Such as lolligagging in kayak rather than making a beeline for shore after shark siting! Reaching and reaching for the oar she just tossed away rather than hand paddling the kayak over to the oar. Like keeping a speared fish while in the water after a shark siting, and heading to the kayak. And how about "you two stay here ill go alone in my kayak to go warn those swimmers. No sense in us all banding together in 3 kayaks and going together." Then there is wading out to the motorboat without so much as a stick (never mind using one of the kayaks). Kudos to the mom on shore early who actually wades out a bit to grab her daughter and bring her in! Good job mom! All in the first 20 minutes or so!
  • robinahewitt - 25 February 2023
    It's sharks. It's real footage of a great white. I'm in!
    So I just finished watching The Reef: Stalked. There was actually one moment where I screamed out loud! And I haven't done that in a while. I didn't think it was terrible or needed to be degraded like other reviews. I also didn't expect big budget. It was a fun summer shark movie you can enjoy without having to be critical about. There are a lot of Australian shark films that follow a pattern of survival and some get picked off, but the tension felt authentic. Keep your expectations realistic. Amazingly the great white shark footage is real. That's the biggest plus. No CGI. All in all I think it was good for my shark-pix-fix.
  • Sleepin_Dragon - 7 December 2022
    It's not good, but it's not altogether terrible either.
    A group of friends go into the water, and encounter a white shark.

    Not the most original plot it's fair to say, however there are a couple of shark movies that make the grade, because they offer something original, something a little different, sadly this is not one of them, it is instantly forgettable, with nothing of any particular note happening. It's another of those movies that does nothing to promote the wonder of sharks, just plays into an outdated idea of them being man eating monsters from The Sea.

    There are a few moments of suspense, I'll give it that, a couple of scenes where you don't quite know what's going to happen, or where the shark is, so I'll applaud them for that, I'll also say I quite liked the music in parts too, it wasn't overdone.

    The major problems though, first off, the acting, it wasn't particularly good, and secondly the shark itself, I'm not a shark expert by any means, but this one, was behaving in a very strange way, I'm not sure they behave in such a way, I could be wrong.

    It's not often you watch a film like this and root for the shark, however on this occasion, I did.

  • steelthereal - 19 September 2022
    Terribly boring and amateurish
    Do yourself a favor and choose any other shark movie than this. Zero suspense, zero story, and digital effects so silly the filmmakeres cannot except them to be taken seriously.

    The biggest problem with the non existent storyline and mediocre acting is that I as a viewer really don't what happens to the main actors. I would have rooted for the shark if it wasn't such a disappointment.

    I just sat there, looking at the watch thinking: "45 more minutes of this?!".

    More or less the whole movie is located in the ocean, with the actors trapped on Kayaks. In other words, not much variation.

    Sorry, but this was just plain boring.
  • Neptune165 - 19 August 2022
    Not to worry, this will on YouTube in 6 months
    This isn't how sharks work and I hate how movies portray them like this. So disappointed. The Reef is one of my favorite shark movies. Was waiting for over a year to see this. I was down on it before torpedo shark appeared. After it, I was in face palm mode the rest of the time. Also, I've seen more gore getting a paper cut than in this film. Not even fake blood in the water. Jaws is my favorite move of all time. Not just shark movie. Reef 2 from Reef 1 is a bigger drop off than Jaws 2 from Jaws 1. Shark movies are hard to make good nowadays. Imo jaws is probably the best for obvious reasons. I feel like if they wanna make another movie like jaws they should return with the classic rogue shark idea but just leave out all the vacationing swimmer plot and go with one where it starts off showing a beachside town you then move through the scenes and have the main character skim through biology books regarding sharks that might live in the area. We the audience know there's a shark and will obviously know what species it might be but never truly show the shark at all throughout the entire trailer and keep it just like the old horror movies where you don't see the monster until midway for 3/4th the way into the movie.