Bait (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 18, 2012
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Simon Abrams
Village Voice

[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.

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Jamie Graham
Total Film

More funny than scary, it often feels like Deep Blue Sea meets The Mist... but what's wrong with that?

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Peter Bradshaw

It is all very silly, and more Corman than Spielberg, but entertaining.

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Guy Lodge

This likable trash occasionally outsmarts more moneyed Hollywood fish features.

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Philip French
Observer [UK]

Bait is fairly exciting, ingenious, well designed, and is perhaps a clever advertisement for online grocery shopping.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

You've seen this movie without even seeing it.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Derek Malcolm
This is London

Jaws it ain't.

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Matthew Turner

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
As far as shark film goes, Bait is nothing new or refreshing, and it presents a clichéd, predictable formula. The film is mediocre, but somewhat entertaining.… More
Francisco Godinho
Jeez, I hadn't seen something this bad in a while... and can't quite remember which twat of my friends recomended me this to hurt him somehow as… More
Gimly Monocle
You know I kind of feel bad for Jaws. I mean sure it brought a lot of this on itself with the terrible sequels, but even so, do you think there's people… More
The Movie Waffler
A supermarket hold-up is interrupted by a tidal wave which submerges the store. Throw a great white shark into the mix and this should be a winning formula.… More