Jaws 3 (1983)




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Produced in 3-D for the theatre, the great white escapes its tank at Sea World and terrorizes the town.
PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Action & Adventure , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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MCA Universal Home Video

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Dennis Quaid
as Mike Brody
Bess Armstrong
as Kathryn Morgan
Simon MacCorkindale
as Philip FitzRoyce
John Putch
as Sean Brody
Lea Thompson
as Kelly Ann Bukowski
P.H. Moriarty
as Jack Tate
Lisa Maurer
as Ethel
Harry Grant
as Shelby
Andy Hansen
as Silver Bullet
P.T. Horn
as Guide
Kaye Stevens
as Mrs. Kallender
Cathy Cervenka
as Sherrie
Steve Mellor
as Announcer
Ray Meunich
as Paramedic
Gary Anstaett
as Reporter
Barbara Quinn
as Anxious Tunnel Person
Dolores Starling
as Charlene Tutt
Laura Tracy
as Girl in Tunnel
Joe Gilbert
as Mr. Brit
Will Knickerbocker
as Man in Crowd
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Critic Reviews for Jaws 3

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (3)

Surprisingly tepid.

Full Review… | December 10, 2007
Top Critic

Put in a baking tray, gas mark 7, and enjoy a turkey.

Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's harmless but unsurprising.

August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

Cheesy '80s sequel has lots of violence, peril.

Full Review… | September 20, 2016
Common Sense Media

Jaws 3-D ultimately suffers from the same problem as many cute animal films aimed at kids. It spends far too much of its time on boring humans and their boring relationships.

Full Review… | August 19, 2013
Eye for Film

A living testament to how low a studio will stoop to generate a few bucks.

Full Review… | July 25, 2013

Audience Reviews for Jaws 3

Reaching new depths of terror! One of the worst sequels ever in the history of bad sequels! Overall this is just a bad film. I'm not a big one for lists so I'll not play that game here but it is pretty much without any value at all. The plot is poor, the effects are rubbish, the direction is weak, the script just a load of nonsense and there is a total lack of tension, thrills or excitement. The original is a classic and this film is further proof that sometimes classics should be just left alone. Michael Brody and Sean Brody, the sons of former Amity police chief Martin Brody, work at Florida's Sea World, a seaside park run by Calvin Bouchard. Sean befriends Kelly Ann Bukowski, and Michael's girlfriend Kathryn Morgan is Sea World's head scientist who always works with Sea World's dolphins Cindy and Sandy. In its man-made lagoon, about 40 feet under the water, Sea World opens the Undersea Kingdom, a new set of underwater glass tunnels that have their own control room, and Calvin's friend Philip FitzRoyce is there to do some filming. When Sea World diver Shelby Overman vanishes, everyone is worried. Michael and Kathryn head into the water, where they find a baby great white shark and decide to bring it to Sea World to put it on display, but at Sea World, the baby shark dies. When Overman's body is found, Michael vomits when he sees it. Kathryn looks at the body and knows that the baby shark could not have been the shark that killed Overman, because the baby shark's bite radius is too small its 35-foot-long mother killed Overman. When Kathryn and Michael tell Calvin and Philip about the shark, they all try to evacuate the park, including the park's beach, as they try their best to protect Sea World's visitors from the shark.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Unlike Jaws 2 I have no respect for this film and the fact that it tries to relate itself with the classic film by Mr. Spielberg. Shame on you Joe Alves.

Joshua Wilburn
Joshua Wilburn

Super Reviewer

Jaws was a good blockbuster, Jaws 2 was an Ok blockbuster. This is an excuse to cash in on the first one. The 3D in the cinema was as bad as this movie overall.

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