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March 27, 2018
The opening scene is the film's only redeeming quality. The rest if a jumbled mess that isn't fun to watch.
½ March 12, 2018
This movie is bad. Fun in parts, horrible in most. Lacks any direction and writing.
March 1, 2018
How can this have such a low rating? Was for sure my favorite movie as a kid
Super Reviewer
January 23, 2018
Ghost Ship is an exciting supernatural thriller that delivers some frightening chills. The story follows the crew of a salvage vessel that discovers a derelict passenger liner that went missing in 1962, however it turns out not to be as deserted as they thought when they start seeing the ghosts of dead passengers. Starring Julianna Margulies, Gabriel Byrne, Desmond Harrington, and Emily Browning, the film features a strong cast. And, the set designs and special effects are pretty good; creating a haunting and foreboding tone. The music too is used quite well, particularly during the action beats and the dramatic climax. Still, the plot can be rather formulaic and even a bit confusing at times. Yet despite its problems, Ghost Ship is a captivating horror film that's full of mystery and intrigue.
January 18, 2018
Fun movie. I really enjoyed this one! Ghost ship is classic IMO.
½ January 15, 2018
It Was Scary Enough Despite All The Predictable Moments Of Suspense, Character Death, Calmly & Methodical lyBuild The Plot, Suspense, Death Of Another, Calmly..etc..Boring...Yes, Predictable Yes...Oh Well, Rinse-Repeat.
August 2, 2017
awful no wait boring ps it's a 2 out of 10
½ June 29, 2017
Long on visual effects and style, short on plot and characters, this big budget horror film doesn't offer much outside of solid cast and some cleverly gory moments. I loved the 1950s style opening sequence to the film, with Julianna Margulies torch singing on an elegant passenger ship at sea. This scene climaxes with the film's most outrageous and memorable death scene, where an entire dance floor is cut in half when a steel cable snaps loose. If the film had maintained that level of over-the-top shock value, this film might have been better. Instead, like the the first "Blade" film with it's amazing bloodbath opening sequence, the rest of the film is a major letdown. "Ghost Ship" was directed by Steve Beck, who's only other directing credit is "13 Ghosts," which was similarly short of plot, but strong on visual effect and style, although this film's writer is John Pogue, who wrote the underrated "U.S. Marshals" and the also underrated "Quarantine 2: Terminal," but this script about a salvage crew (Gabriel Byrne, Ron Eldard, Isaiah Washington, Karl Urban, and Emily Browning) finding and setting out to loot the titular ghost ship killed off one-by-one in rather unmemorable fashions and amongst a lots of cheap jump-scares. It's kind of fun seeing Julianna Margulies pre-The Good Wife in such a disreputable of genre film, but that's not enough to save this dull horror flick. Horror fans should watch the first 10 minutes of this film, but then turn it off.
May 8, 2017
Opening telling you, opening scene makes it a well-worth rent
½ April 3, 2017
The beautiful premise but very bad and confusing execution. At the end it doesn't even look like a horror movie but some sort of a bad melodrama.
March 25, 2017
Starts off with a gruesome sequence and then settles into generic, nonsensical ghost story territory with one-dimensional characters and not a single iota of suspense.
March 18, 2017
Must watch, genuinely scary.
December 8, 2016
I absolutely love this film!
October 17, 2016
Great Horror Film...
½ September 28, 2016
Pois é. Só vale pela cena inicial; uma das melhores que já vi num filme no gênero. O resto é lixo em escala industrial.
August 22, 2016
Ghost Ship is a decent creepy film, but not scary. However it has a good atmosphere, and the performance was good.
July 22, 2016
A decent horror film with one of the best openers I have ever seen.
½ July 4, 2016
Wether it's ghost ship from 1943 or 1952, or the Death Ship from 1980, or just the story itself, y'all have to admit, a ship full of ghosts it's not the most creative plot, but it's a pretty thrilling and intriguing plot. And of all the ghost ship films to see, this is the one. It's well constructed and the acting is very strong, it's in general a well made movie. The main characters are all pretty likeable, too bad that most of them die. But the ending is very predictable and even lame and a little half-assed. But anyways, recommended !!
June 2, 2016
another great movies people have to see it one of my favorite movies of all time
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