The Block Island Sound (2020) No Spoiler Review

An Average Movie-Goer’s Review

No spoilers! If you would like spoilers – check out the Spoiler post

I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.

Today we’re looking at Netflix’s 2021 film The Block Island Sound

When Audry (Michaela McManus) is sent to her home town at Block Island to investigate tons of fish washed up on shore, she learns her family may be connected to the mystery.

Is it Scary?

The Block Island Sound has some creepy moments and a few startling shots but there’s nothing really too shocking or disturbing. It also avoids jump scares for the most part which feels like a missed opportunity is some scenes.

Overall you won’t find The Block Island Sound scary unless you’re planning on going on a fishing trip to the middle of nowhere despite finding a bunch of dead fish on the shore.


The Block Island Sound is good and does a great job at keeping up the mystery of what is going on for the entire run-time.

It’s well-acted and the dialogue works for the entire run time though there is one character that I felt was a bit hammy. The story itself is where I had a few minor issues if I thought about it too much which I had to since I’m writing this. Since this is primarily a mystery there are some red-herrings thrown at you and while most of them work, one in particular doesn’t fit.

The other small issue I had with the movie is some characters don’t need to be in the movie, they don’t add to the film or the characters and removing them from the movie would change nothing. They felt more like a filler character than anything else.

Like I said, these are small issues with the story and in no way does it ruin anything. Overall I recommend watching The Block Island Sound especially if you’re looking for a not-terribly-scary science-fiction mystery.


Stuff to Ignore

Rotten Tomatoes – 90%

Metacritic – No Page Yet

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