It's a hot summer on Amity Island, a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn't sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down to his regret as that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy's mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they're going to need a bigger boat.
|nudity||2/10 A teenage girl goes skinny dipping. It is at night, but the silhouette of her bare breast is briefly seen. A woman asks her husband if he "wants to get drunk and fool around," implying sex.|
|violence||6/10 A man slides into Jaws' mouth. Jaws chomps down on his waist and blood fills the water. There is a close up of him being chomped repeatedly as blood fills the water and wounds open up on his body. Blood erupts from his mouth and he is fully consumed by the shark. A large pool of blood is left in the water, and the shark's mouth is covered in blood. A teenage girl's hand, missing one finger, turns up on the beach. There is no blood. A man is dragged out of a rowboat by a shark. He is partially seen in its mouth as it bites down. This is somewhat obscured by the bubbles and water. His bloody severed leg is then seen sinking to the bottom of the ocean. Plenty of blood clouds the water. A boy is attacked while swimming. Blood spurts and bubbles everywhere, clouding the water in red. A man investigates a corpse. He gives a graphic description of how she was killed by the shark. A man shoots at the shark. Many bloody bullet holes are seen in the shark as blood trails in the water. A shark is killed. It has blood all over its mouth. Later, its stomach is cut open and lots of white fluid spills out. A man pulls fish, a licence plate, and other items out as well. A man looks at pictures of shark victims that have chunks of flesh missing. The skin is healed up around the wounds in one picture, but it is still rather gruesome. A man digs a hook into a piece of fish. Many bloody pieces of fish are thrown into the water. A man tells some disturbing and violent stories about people who were killed by sharks. He speaks of them being ripped in half and torn to pieces. A shark's head is blown up. It is full of blood and chunks of flesh. The shark's head is blown to bits, and pieces of it fly everywhere and, along with its mangled corpse, float to the bottom of the ocean.|
|profanity||4/10 5 uses of "ass", 5 uses of "bitch", 3 uses of "bastard", 2 uses of "shit", 5 uses of "damn", 4 uses of "Goddamn", and 7 uses of "hell".|
|alcohol||7/10 A group of teenagers pass around a marijuana joint and drink while on a beach. People are shown drinking. People are shown smoking. Three men sit around in a boat drinking and begin to appear drunk.|
|frightening||7/10 There are several scenes of surprising fright - for example, a diver is examining a damaged boat and while looking into an underwater hole in the hull, a severed head appears. The scenes with the shark are usually very intense and disturbing; the shark may appear frightening to some viewers. A man's dog goes missing, as he is playing with him on a crowded beach that is being monitored by beach patrol for a possible shark in the area. The man calls the dog repeatedly, only to see the stick the dog was playing fetch with, bobbing in the waves. It is assumed that the dog was consumed by the shark. This may be disturbing for some viewers. Total: 28/50. Recommended Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic content including disturbing images and descriptions, scary shark attacks and violence, and for some suggestive material and references, substance use and language - involving teens and children|