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Ghost Ship Reviews

September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 24, 2006
The final reel plots a course smack between predictable and sheer idiocy.
November 3, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 30, 2002
A lame script, featuring sorry dialogue and a senseless story, is more likely to provoke laughs than screams from its intended audience.
October 29, 2002
In a cut-and-paste job more transparent than ectoplasm, Ghost Ship screenwriters Mark Hanlon and John Pogue plunder every notable horror movie from the last 30 years.
October 29, 2002
A dumb movie with dumb characters doing dumb things and you have to be really dumb not to see where this is going.
October 26, 2002
This creaking vessel of a movie can't spice a routine story with genuine horror.
Read More | Original Score: D+
October 26, 2002
Audiences will feel more tricked than treated after sitting through this silly gorefest that wastes the talents of several good actors.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 26, 2002
If you're in the right B-movie frame of mind, it may just scare the pants off you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 26, 2002
A ticket to tedium, a horror movie so devoid of horror that mouths will open wide in yawns, without a scream to be heard.
October 25, 2002
The plot doesn't always make sense, despite a thunderous explicatory montage halfway through, but as a fresh setting for terror shenanigans, this Ghost Ship is somewhere between B minus and the High Cs.
October 25, 2002
Doesn't orchestrate the scares with much finesse.
October 25, 2002
Launched with a few surprising touches and a disturbingly bloody prelude, horror pic collapses under the weight of its own dull conception and weak direction, dialogue and character portraits.
October 25, 2002
The whole thing plays out with the drowsy heaviness of synchronized swimmer wearing a wool wetsuit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 25, 2002
Truly a cinematic albatross, Ghost Ship should be enjoyed after sipping some Halloween grog.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 25, 2002
A fine, old-fashioned haunting on the high seas.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 25, 2002
A stupid, derivative horror film that substitutes extreme gore for suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 25, 2002
The script is a clumsy patchwork of The Shining, Alien and anything else the writers could rent (not read, mind you) at Blockbuster.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 25, 2002
A big, incoherent bore, interesting only as an example of assembly-line movie-making gone awry.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 25, 2002
Talk about scary -- the entire last half of the flick is a spectral presence that can hardly be said to exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 25, 2002
It's better than you expect but not as good as you hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 25, 2002
All the Queen's Men is a throwback war movie that fails on so many levels, it should pay reparations to viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 25, 2002
Was I scared? Only at the prospect of Beck's next project. Let's see, a haunted house, a haunted ship, what's next . . . Ghost Blimp?
October 24, 2002
In the not-too-distant future, movies like Ghost Ship will be used as analgesic balm for overstimulated minds. Right now, they're merely signposts marking the slow, lingering death of imagination.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 24, 2002
So preoccupied with delivering its effects that it doesn't bother to make sense of its story.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 24, 2002
Although there are several truly jolting scares, there's also an abundance of hackneyed dialogue and more silly satanic business than you can shake a severed limb at.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 24, 2002
Ghost Ship is the sort of flimflam that would have filled eight paneled pages in the great horror comic book Tales From the Crypt or consumed about 30 minutes on the latter-day HBO spinoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 24, 2002
It was a dark and stormy night...
October 24, 2002
A spooky yarn of demonic doings on the high seas that works better the less the brain is engaged.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 24, 2002
An adequate horror movie for the Halloween season, but it too easily sinks into haunted-house-film conventions, even if the haunted house is decked out as an Italian luxury liner.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 24, 2002
That creaking noise you hear in Ghost Ship is the rattling of countless plot skeletons that have sunk before.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 24, 2002
Aside from an occasional, half-hearted 'boo!' moment, there's nothing scary about this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4