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When a monstrous freak tsunami hits a sleepy beach community, a group of survivors from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a submerged grocery store. As they try to escape to safety, they soon discover that there is a predator among them more deadly than the threat of drowning-vicious great white sharks lurking in the water, starved hungry for fresh meat. As the bloodthirsty sharks begin to pick the survivors off one by one, the group realizes that they must work together to find a way out without being eaten alive. -- (C) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 47%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[It] has many flaws, the foremost among these is the inability to indicate whether we're supposed to consider the savage behavior brought on by its crises as ambiguous or unassailably good."
‑ Simon Abrams, Village Voice
"More funny than scary, it often feels like Deep Blue Sea meets The Mist... but what's wrong with that?"
‑ Jamie Graham, Total Film
"It is all very silly, and more Corman than Spielberg, but entertaining."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Carp all you like at how subtext, plausibility and sense have been sacrificed to this film's high concept, but all the stereoscopic slaughter is irresistibly appealing."
‑ Anton Bitel, Sight and Sound
" atheism will be cemented if this earns its money back."
‑ Adam Ross, The Aristocrat
"This likable trash occasionally outsmarts more moneyed Hollywood fish features."
‑ Guy Lodge, Variety
"Bait is fairly exciting, ingenious, well designed, and is perhaps a clever advertisement for online grocery shopping."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"You've seen this movie without even seeing it."
‑ David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"It's not spectacular, but it is good enough to see on the big screen."
‑ Dominic Corry,
"Had director Kimbell Rendall, his 6 screenwriters, and the studio brass focused on creating a good film rather than selling a glossy product, then humiliation would have been avoided."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"Rendall and screenwriters Russell Mulcahy and John Kim forget that in between bursts of tart, blood-drenched mayhem, there's a saggy, dumb chamber drama that's completely bland and under-seasoned."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Jaws it ain't."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Enormous fun, thanks to pacey direction, strong performances, a number of nicely handled gory bits and a script that pays close attention to the demands of the shark attack genre movie."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"It's non-stop bloody fun from start to finish and one that you certainly should invite some friends over to dig on with you... again and again."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"Bait takes itself way too seriously and there are only a handful of witty one-liners. It leaves us with a flat thriller starring a bunch of characters we couldn't care less about."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
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