The story. The music. The dialogue. The practical effects. The characters. This is arguably a PERFECT movie in my opinion. It was such a great experience seeing it on the big screen.
One of Spielberg’s best. A great Experience in IMAX.
Importantly, Spielberg instinctively knows exactly when to keep his camera still and allow what's in front of it to take precedence.
Spielberg balances terror on the water with a rich portrait of an island police chief (Roy Scheider) torn between public-safety concerns and a community that thrives on the tourist dollar.