Jaws 3
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An ocean-themed Florida amusement park comes under attack from an angry Great White shark in this third installment of the horror series. The film maintains only a loose relationship to the original Steven Spielberg hit, centering on Mike (Dennis Quaid) and Sean (John Putch), the sons of police chief Martin Brody (originally played by Roy Scheider). Mike works at Sea World, where a baby Great White shark has accidentially been let into the park. Soon, the baby's vicious and extremely powerful mother comes in search of her child. The film focuses most of its attention on the series of tense… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Surprisingly tepid."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Jaws 3-D ultimately suffers from the same problem as many cute animal films aimed at kids. It spends far too much of its time on boring humans and their boring relationships."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"Since the wholly unimaginative series needed a gimmick at this point to stay afloat, the new but short-lived 3-D craze came along just in time."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Where's the three strikes and you're out rule for cinema when you need it. This bites!"
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Killer shark attacks Sea World. Dennis Quaid's career miraculously survives unscathed."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Put in a baking tray, gas mark 7, and enjoy a turkey."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"A living testament to how low a studio will stoop to generate a few bucks."
‑ Rob Vaux, Mania.com
"Enough is too much...even in 3-D. The franchise sinks."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"Jaws must have ate the script too"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The shark gets more time on screen than before only it's not a wise decision, as it remarkably looks cheaper than in the last film."
‑ Almar Haflidason, BBC.com
"It's harmless but unsurprising."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"So hokey and so incredibly incompetent in execution that it feels less wicked in its ignorance and more like a comic relief hillbilly, of the sort seen in this very movie's water-skiing interludes."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The best sequel in the series, if you're ranking it on cheese factor, alone."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
""the highlight is the puffer fish that floats into the opening credits -- the rest is like week-old sushi""
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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