Critics Consensus

Proudly, shamelessly, and gloriously brainless, Sharknado redefines "so bad it's good" for a new generation.



Total Count: 18


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A freak storm brings hundreds of vicious, man-eating sharks ashore in Los Angeles and a group of friends struggle to steer clear of their violent and destructive path. ~ Megan Walsh-Boyle, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Sharknado

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (4)

  • It's bloody good fun.

    Nov 21, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Oh sure, it's easy to pick holes in a story about a weather system that makes it possible for sharks to fly and take to the streets, but that's the whole point of movies like this: fabulous in-home commentary.

    Jul 26, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Every so often, something comes along that puts a skip in your step, makes your heart flutter, and sets your imagination ablaze with possibility.... If you're really lucky... it'll be a swirling mass of bloodthirsty sharks.

    Jul 26, 2013 | Rating: A | Full Review…

    Audrey Peeples

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  • Sharknado is an hour and a half of your life that you'll never get back. And you won't want to.

    Jul 26, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • With few tricks up its sleeve, Sharknado only adds to the list of hysterical Syfy monster-dramas that make for a shamelessly brainless 90 minutes well-spent.

    Jul 26, 2013 | Full Review…
  • And it happens, and it happens, and it's an awesome, immersive thing.

    Jul 26, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sharknado

  • Mar 11, 2016
    If you go into a film like Sharknado you should know what to expect, Cheap B-movie silliness, And that's what you get, It never takes itself seriously, It's poorly acted, The effects would make the PSone graphics look good now days, But it's fun and that's what it sets out to be, It's so bad it's good.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 21, 2015
    This was the absolute worst.
    Flutie A Super Reviewer
  • Aug 11, 2014
    We're gonna need a bigger chopper! Funny Movie but just a bad overall movie! Let me just say that I watched this movie to be entertained not enthralled or hanging on the edge of my seat but just distracted and carefree for a couple of hours. I got what I wanted. Only, I didn't expect to laugh so much. I'm thankful for the laughter, though, because it kept at bay any sort of aesthetic sense that might have interfered with my viewing pleasure. If you want to be moderately entertained, then I don't think you will be disappointed with Sharknado. Don't expect too much going into it-and bring with you a willingness to suspend your own sense of disbelief. Most important, keep in mind that this is not Jaws. I don't think that fact will slip you mind, however. The director made sure of it. When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.
    Manu G Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2014
    Considà (C)rer comme une comedie plutot qu'un drame d'horreur! !!
    Marc-André B Super Reviewer

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