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Shark Night 3D Reviews

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Grae Drake
September 9, 2011
Unfortunately, you can't even appreciate the movie for jaw-droppingly bad performances. It's just a whole bunch of people who deserved better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brett Michel
Boston Herald
September 9, 2011
Of the 350 different species of shark, 46 of them are swimming freely through this Louisiana lake, which I suppose makes sense, since it's made up of salt water. Uh-huh.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
September 9, 2011
Not content to restrict itself to an exercise in "When Nature Attacks," the filmmakers take a hard, ugly turn into torture-porn territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
September 8, 2011
How could this movie be so unconscionably bad - so inept in every way - that it actually makes "Jaws: The Revenge" redeemable?
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 7, 2011
A hatefully paint-by-numbers story of pretty young people on vacation flirting, bickering, and dying, with far too little of the third and far too much of the first.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
September 7, 2011
Shark Night, handled with impersonality by Snakes on a Plane pilot David R. Ellis, aspires to nothing more or less than carrying along an audience through a string of unremarkable kills, often involving high-jumping fish.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
September 7, 2011
How did a fleet of ferocious finned carnivores wind up in a lake, even one that's salt water?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
September 6, 2011
An okay cast presents a plot with a few twists but the gruesome ones, especially for a PG-13 rated movie, are totally sadistic
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
September 6, 2011
the film's rote nature and its complete lack of the kind of self-aware trashy thrills and humor we might expect from a good Renny Harlin flick (or even Ellis's immortal Snakes on a Plane) drain it of energy and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 6, 2011
Many movies about killer aquatic creatures on the loose have succeeded due to a lightweight, carefree mood or an ironic tone; Shark Night has none of this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Juergens
September 6, 2011
How delicious would it be if we were to look back and find that the current lousy 3D trend "jumped the shark" with a film that actually features jumping sharks?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Chris Gallo
Dark Horizons
September 6, 2011
Look, here's the short of it: This is pretty dumb movie. Ok it's a very dumb movie.
Michael A. Smith
September 5, 2011
...the 3D is almost non-existent. Apparently Hollywood thought they would ass-rape the movie going public one more time before the summer ended and charge an extra three dollars! My advice is to take that money and go rent "Jaws."
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Glenn Lovell
September 5, 2011
Confronted with a film this bad, you take your laughs when you can find them ... That classic SNL skit featuring a door-to-door land shark comes to mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 5, 2011
A second round is out of the question. Unless, of course, they called it "Gladys Knight 3D.'' Then all is forgiven.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
September 5, 2011
The sharks are rubber and the performances are wooden and that's just about all you need to know.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Peter Sobczynski
September 3, 2011
As shark-related thrillers questionably shot in 3D go, this is better than "Jaws 3D." That said, it isn't that much better.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 3, 2011
The result is a movie that isn't crummy, exactly, just blah: when the freakiest teeth on screen belong not to one of Walt Conti's animatronically realized sharks but to a good-ol'-boy called Red, you know you have a problem.
| Original Score: 2/5
Tim Grierson
Screen International
September 3, 2011
Snakes On A Plane at least displayed a commitment to its magnificent ridiculousness. By comparison, Shark Night 3D just gives dumb movies a bad name.
Peter Paras
E! Online
September 2, 2011
Ya see, Shark Night 3D is less a horror film-the suspense barely comes from the sharks-and more a made-for-TV drama about Sara's old friends terrorizing her new ones.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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