Tentacles (1977)




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Suction cups of death threaten the tourists of a seaside resort in this cheap Italian knock-off Jaws. Fortunately, the hapless swimmers and boaters are saved by a plucky marine biologist who trains two killer whales to devour the eight-armed menace. Surprisingly, this film features several big name stars including Shelley Winters, Henry Fonda, John Huston and Bo Hopkins.
Action & Adventure , Horror , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Critic Reviews for Tentacles

All Critics (7)

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | June 19, 2005
New York Times
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It's pretty rancid, although it's the perfect party picture to screen in the background as your guests get suitably soused.

Full Review… | June 16, 2015
Creative Loafing

A Jaw's rip-off.

Full Review… | May 8, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews


December 18, 2007
Cinema em Cena

John Huston and Shelley Winters in a clunky monster movie? Even the Octopus is up in arms.

August 1, 2005

Audience Reviews for Tentacles

Sloppy story, with minimal monster action and dull characters. The creature effects aren't handled too poorly, but they don't lead up to any great scenes. The ending is rather silly yet relevant.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

As these things go not as bad as Avalanche or The Swarm but still no great shakes with the big name cast members strictly collecting a paycheck.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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Man, this thing has some amazingly corny fucking bits, but I still got a few laughs and some entertainment out of it, so I don't know what to say as far as recommendations go... For the bad movie fan? It features a guy trying to talk whales into fighting a squid for him, so if that sounds like your kind of thing, have at it.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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