Sharkwater Movie Reviews

“A Nature Classic. Part Michael Moore, Part Jacques Cousteau,

Rob Stewart is an interesting hybrid with enough integrity, and

enough filmmaker hustle, to swim with the sharks – and make

us love them”

4 Stars

Katherine Monk, Vancouver Sun

“If Sharkwater doesn’t win the Academy Award, the judges need a saliva test”

Peter Worthington, The Toronto Sun

“Sharkwater will change the way people view sharks and the ocean. It will open their eyes… and hopefully their hearts”

Cristopher Chin, Deeper Blue

“A simple – but ravishingly beautiful – natural history film a la ‘March of the Penguins”

Ron Foley, Atlantic Film Festival

“If you aren’t enarmoured of sharks before you see Sharkwater, you will be after”

Melora Koepke,

“A high-action drama filled with edge-of-your-seat moments. A must-see for anyone concerned with the plight of our oceans and our world”

4.5 Stars

Tribute Magazine

“For environmentalists, the film is a must see; for everyone else, Sharkwater is gripping storytelling, a kind of cross between the sheer biological poetry of ‘Winged Migration’ and engaged politics of ‘Bowling for Columbine'”

Ron Macdonald.

“If you fail to be moved by this movie, something is terribly wrong”

4.5 Stars

Patrick Blennerhasset, Victoria News

“It’s an incredible, incredible documentary”

Harvey Levin, guest host Larry King Live

“The most awesome documentary ever”

Moon Yun, Ain’t It Cool News

“A gorgeous documentary. Sublime. Some of the most beautiful footage of sharks ever recorded. A documentary with a social conscience and a scientific agenda”

4.5 Stars

Bruce Kirkland

“A fascinating, gorgeously photographed documentary”


Michael D.Reid, Victoria Times-Colonist

“High drama. What Stewart went through during filming… is worthy of its own movie”

4.5 stars

John Griffen, The Montreal Gazette

“A truly exciting documentary. The cinematopgraphy is top-notch”

3.5 stars

Vanessa Farqusharson, The National Post

“Stewart’s footage is superb… an eco-upset tale as complex and cautionary as ‘Darwin’s Nightmare'”

David Rooney, Variety