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Bait Reviews

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Jamie Graham
Total Film

More funny than scary, it often feels like Deep Blue Sea meets The Mist... but what's wrong with that?

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

May 2, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Bait is fairly exciting, ingenious, well designed, and is perhaps a clever advertisement for online grocery shopping.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

April 21, 2013
Peter Bradshaw

It is all very silly, and more Corman than Spielberg, but entertaining.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

April 18, 2013
Matthew Turner

Enormous fun, thanks to pacey direction, strong performances, a number of nicely handled gory bits and a script that pays close attention to the demands of the shark attack genre movie.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

April 18, 2013
Anton Bitel
Sight and Sound

Carp all you like at how subtext, plausibility and sense have been sacrificed to this film's high concept, but all the stereoscopic slaughter is irresistibly appealing.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

November 15, 2012
Dominic Corry

It's not spectacular, but it is good enough to see on the big screen.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

November 1, 2012

It's non-stop bloody fun from start to finish and one that you certainly should invite some friends over to dig on with you... again and again.

Full Review Source: Dread Central | Original Score: 4/5

October 2, 2012
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

Think this is absolutely a genre film for a specific audience and I think it will deliver to that audience.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 20, 2012
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

Much of Bait is frankly awful, though not unenjoyably so.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

September 20, 2012
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

The film is a throwback to the heyday of the Australian exploitation movie.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3/5

September 20, 2012

FILMINK (Australia)

It succeeds as a gleeful piece of cinematic escapism delivering drum-tight thrills and superb effects, but the characterisation seems sadly as disposable as the film's victims.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

September 20, 2012
William Bibbiani

I wish I could say that Bait felt like more than a successful genre exercise, but even that's exceeding expectations for a film with such a ludicrous concept.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 7.5/10

September 18, 2012
Guy Lodge
Top Critic IconTop Critic

This likable trash occasionally outsmarts more moneyed Hollywood fish features.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 17, 2012
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A clever idea effectively executed, Bait 3D sets the shark horror story within the confined space of a supermarket

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

September 15, 2012
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

A nice balance between tension, comic relief and the rising body count

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

September 15, 2012
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Jaws it ain't.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

April 19, 2013
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

You've seen this movie without even seeing it.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 1/5

April 18, 2013
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat atheism will be cemented if this earns its money back.

Full Review Source: The Aristocrat | Original Score: 1/5

September 27, 2012
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Had director Kimbell Rendall, his 6 screenwriters, and the studio brass focused on creating a good film rather than selling a glossy product, then humiliation would have been avoided.

Full Review Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 1/5

September 26, 2012
Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

Bait takes itself way too seriously and there are only a handful of witty one-liners. It leaves us with a flat thriller starring a bunch of characters we couldn't care less about.

Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane | Original Score: C

September 22, 2012

Urban Cinefile
January 22, 2013
Gabe Toro
The Playlist
January 22, 2013
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