SotallyTober’s review published on Letterboxd:
Steven Spielberg's Jaws is an extremely nerve-racking thriller. The film opens in Amity Island which is known for its beaches. The enemy is in the water, a shark on loose which clearly marked its territory. It dines when the people dive in. You hardly get to see the full shot of the Jaws or the creature itself, but the terror is created with the practical effects, mostly by the half remains of victims and the shots of the fin. The first victim is a woman, however, this news is silenced by the mayor who needs his 'summer dollars'. Soon there's another, this is quickly followed by a bounty on the shark. A team of an oceanographer, a fearful police chief, and a cocky shark hunter go on this giant fishing expedition on a dilapidated boat. The water scenes are greatly shot. Every time someone jumps in the water, you know the enemy is out there ready for its dinner. The suspense and the horror keeps you on your toes. It's a bit underwhelming when we finally get to see the man-made Jaws but it doesn't bother you much. It's a pure adrenaline rush!