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Jaws 4 - The Revenge Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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Jaws is looking a bit long in the tooth these days.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

April 30, 2014
Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
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Dumb beyond belief, hollow, bloody and nonsensical, it's Universal Studios' vanity movie, a way of providing employment yet again for its Great White icon.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

April 30, 2014
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Everything in Jaws the Revenge is utterly expectable, which isn't a bright idea for a film relying on suspense and tension.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

April 30, 2014
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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Let`s put it this way: When you see and hear the nasal Lorraine Gary on screen you want the shark to eat her.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune

April 30, 2014
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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A lot of the time, the people in this picture just stand around looking very sad, as if remembering happier days. Watching this sorry film, you know how they must feel.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

April 30, 2014
Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
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Sargent's enough of an action vet to grind out a watchable sequel, but too much of a TV hack to turn the arbitrary dramatics into anything but synthetic pulp.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 30, 2014
Renee Lucas Wayne
Philadelphia Daily News

The fact that you have to suspend your intelligence to even get through 'Jaws - The Revenge doesn't help matters. Is a shark smart enough to follow a person from New York to the Bahamas?

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News

April 30, 2014
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Jaws the Revenge, the fourth in a series of monster shark epics, is dead in the water.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

April 30, 2014
John Ferguson
Radio Times

This is the one where the big rubber shark gets to attack an aircraft, but that's far from being the only silly thing about this preposterous fourth entry in the series.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 1/5

April 30, 2014
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Beyond the ridiculous premise, there's nowhere for this story to go, and we don't get enough shark action to make up for it.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 1/5

August 19, 2013
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Savagely dull, though at least it is tremendously incompetent as well, and thus marginally amusing, especially when the shark is actually onscreen.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 2/10

January 14, 2012
Variety Staff
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Pacing leaves a lot to be desired and the moment-of-attack sequences, full of jagged cuts and a great deal of noise, more closely resemble the view from inside a washing machine.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Poorly directed by Joseph Sargent, who relies heavily on blood and fast editing to create tension since there certainly isn't any written into the script.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1/4

February 25, 2009
Rupert Smith
Time Out
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It's mostly just a matter of waiting till feeding time.

Full Review Source: Time Out

August 16, 2007
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A ludicrous and laughable sequel that desecrates the name of a fantastic original.

| Original Score: 1/5

October 5, 2005

it's... amazing!

| Original Score: 0/4

April 16, 2005
Caryn James
New York Times
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Mild and predictable, the very things an adventure movie should never be.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Clint Morris

Spielberg should never have sold the sequel rights

| Original Score: 2/5

September 17, 2002
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

A franchise sinks in this sequel's endless sea of incompetence.

| Original Score: 0/5

August 4, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Okay, I'm sold. It's the worst sequel ever made. Yes, even including Batman and Robin.

| Original Score: 1/5

July 26, 2002
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