Something in the Water, the new female-led shark movie starring Outlander’s Lauren Lyle, has received a mixed Rotten Tomatoes score after its first reviews landed.

The film features Lyle, Hiftu Quasem, Ellouise Shakespeare-Hart, Nicole Rieko Setsuko, and Natalie Mitson as a group who head out to a remote island, where a shark decides to make them its lunch.

At the time of writing, the film has the most average score possible — 50% exactly — from eight reviews. With the film set to release in a few days in the UK, more reviews are likely to be published, but can the score climb to a more positive number?

Looking at the reviews, the recurring sentiment seems to be that the film looks good (it is directed by Zack Snyder’s Justice League and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’s art director Hayley Easton Street), but it doesn’t do much to stand out in the shark movie genre.

Some reviews also think it fumbles in its attempt to delve into the topic of trauma.

This isn’t one of those cases where critics dislike a film but audiences love it, as the film has an audience score that’s even lower, sitting at 42% at the time of writing.

Meanwhile, Outlander fans can rejoice, as it was recently announced when season 7 would finally return for its second half. Just over 15 months after the season 7 part 1 finale, the Droughtlander will end this November (in the US, at least).


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