King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd
The Flash Season 5



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

"King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd" serves up an epic monster smackdown in an electrifying episode that benefits from improved CGI and fascinating fight scenes.

Episode Info

Gorilla Grodd attacks Central City, and Barry and Team Flash find themselves teaming up with an unexpected ally to defeat him—King Shark. However, when they hit a snag, they bring in Dr. Tanya Lamden to try to reach the man behind the shark, Shay Lamden.


Grant Gustin
as Barry Allen/The Flash
Candice Patton
as Iris West
Danielle Panabaker
as Caitlin Snow
Carlos Valdes
as Cisco Ramon
Jesse L. Martin
as Det. Joe West
Tom Cavanagh
as Harrison Wells
David Sobolov
as Gorilla Grodd
David Hayter
as King Shark
Zibby Allen
as Dr. Tanya Lamden
Dan Payne
as Shay Lamden
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Critic Reviews for King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd

The fight was everything, Joe returning only sets the show back on course, and best of all -- no Cicada!!!

Apr 24, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd was nutty in a good way and did some solid building on the overall season arc with Cicada.

Apr 17, 2019 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Not only was the individual presentation of both monsters far superior to some of their recent appearances, the fight scenes were very well-executed and, for the most part, were incredibly convincing.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

It's really hard to knock an episode that gives us a giant shark and a giant gorilla facing off for the fate of Central City's human population. Stuff like this is basically what comic book shows were made to do.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Wow! That was an amazing fight! Definitely worth the wait since we first met King Shark and Gorilla Grodd. I doubt it will ever happen again though.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Go ahead and pull out the checkbook, because this one was one heck of a fun budget-buster.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

The Flash's long-gestating showdown between King Shark and Gorilla Grodd has finally made its way to the small screen.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm still somewhat shocked "King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd" worked as well as it did, so well, in fact, the epic showdown between the two may have been the best fight sequence The Flash has ever done.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Part of me is surprised that the "King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd" actually worked. This definitely feels like an episode that was born out of "wouldn't it be cool if King Shark fought Gorilla Grodd" before the actual story was formed.

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…

"King Shark vs. Gorilla Grodd" ended up being sugary sweet in all of the best ways, and it didn't skimp on the monster action, either!

Mar 6, 2019 | Full Review…