• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Steve Beck
    In Theaters:
    Oct 25, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 25, 2003
  • Warner Bros. Pictures


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Ghost Ship Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The folks at Hollywood's Dark Castle Entertainment are polluting the high seas with this dead-in-the-water combo of The Shining and Titanic.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 1/5

February 8, 2014
Carly Kocurek
Common Sense Media

Do not board Ghost Ship.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2011
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's moody and atmospheric, with a lot of solid performances from the cast.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Michael Dequina

Three things can be counted on from Warner Bros. and Dark Castle's annual Halloween release: (1) a lot of spiffy special effects; (2) a fair amount of gore; and (3) not one single scare.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

January 27, 2009

B-movies can be better than this.

Full Review Source: Film4

October 29, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

There is a sense of predictability about the film after the promising start and for all its good intentions it never takes us on board with its mish mash of ghosts, mysticism and spiritual concoction.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 18, 2008
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review

Beck clobbers the audience with the most gruesome prologue I have ever seen in a horror movie and then settles the story into a routine ghost story and bloody body count.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

The movie has few surprises for lifelong horror fans, but it'll keep them (or us -- I count myself in their number) happily diverted for just under 90 minutes.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 14, 2008
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Director Beck loses it, with techno-scored flashbacks (note: techno isn't scary) and blow-up-the-place gimmickry...

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

December 30, 2006
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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The final reel plots a course smack between predictable and sheer idiocy.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Os efeitos visuais são risíveis, os diálogos são péssimos e o filme simplesmente não assusta. Em contrapartida, a trama é desenvolvida de tal maneira que jamais perdemos o interesse no que está acontecendo.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 19, 2003
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

It's a workmanlike production, with no surprises, no scares and no jokes - unless you count the demon that laments his job by saying he must gather enough souls to fill a quota.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

June 26, 2003
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Director Steven Beck builds his Ghost Ship with borrowed materials from all across the cinematic sea.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

May 20, 2003
Scott Weinberg

It should be mentioned that the set design and interiors of the haunted vessel are more than effectively creepy and moodily lit. So I just did.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

April 26, 2003
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

effectively keeps things suspenseful even when faced with some hoary cliches.

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 3/5

April 5, 2003
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

As a candidate for scary-movie honors, this one hasn't a ghost of a chance.

| Original Score: 5/10

March 14, 2003
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Ghost Ship is better than Thir13en Ghosts--but we're talking incrementally.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2/4

March 13, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

The ship is ugly, the ghosts are boring, and the effects (with the possible exception of the cheese-cutter incident) are less than spectacular.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 8, 2003
Peter Bradshaw

The setting is perfectly promising -- but this is the usual dumbed-down stuff, heading for the video bin.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

January 27, 2003
Matthew Turner

It's clear from the outset that quality is never going to be an option...

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

January 26, 2003
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