Ghost Ship
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A salvage team think they've made the find of a lifetime, until they discover there's more on board than meets the eye in this supernatural thriller. Led by Captain Sean Murphy (Gabriel Byrne), the crew of the tugboat Arctic Warrior have discovered a sideline far more lucrative than hauling ships in and out of the harbor -- they locate missing or wrecked ships in international waters, repair them until they can be brought back to port, and then sell off the ship and its contents as salvage. Acting on a tip from Jack Ferriman (Desmond Harrington), a pilot in the Canadian Air Force,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The final reel plots a course smack between predictable and sheer idiocy."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"A dumb movie with dumb characters doing dumb things and you have to be really dumb not to see where this is going."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"The folks at Hollywood's Dark Castle Entertainment are polluting the high seas with this dead-in-the-water combo of The Shining and Titanic."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Three things can be counted on from Warner Bros. and Dark Castle's annual Halloween release: (1) a lot of spiffy special effects; (2) a fair amount of gore; and (3) not one single scare."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Beck clobbers the audience with the most gruesome prologue I have ever seen in a horror movie and then settles the story into a routine ghost story and bloody body count."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"A lame script, featuring sorry dialogue and a senseless story, is more likely to provoke laughs than screams from its intended audience."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"A ticket to tedium, a horror movie so devoid of horror that mouths will open wide in yawns, without a scream to be heard."
‑ David Germain, Houston Chronicle
"Do not board Ghost Ship."
‑ Carly Kocurek, Common Sense Media
"B-movies can be better than this."
‑ Daniel Etherington, Film4
"The movie has few surprises for lifelong horror fans, but it'll keep them (or us -- I count myself in their number) happily diverted for just under 90 minutes."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"In a cut-and-paste job more transparent than ectoplasm, Ghost Ship screenwriters Mark Hanlon and John Pogue plunder every notable horror movie from the last 30 years."
‑ Mark Holcomb, Village Voice
"This creaking vessel of a movie can't spice a routine story with genuine horror."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"It's moody and atmospheric, with a lot of solid performances from the cast."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"There is a sense of predictability about the film after the promising start and for all its good intentions it never takes us on board with its mish mash of ghosts, mysticism and spiritual concoction."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Director Beck loses it, with techno-scored flashbacks (note: techno isn't scary) and blow-up-the-place gimmickry..."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
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