Orca - The Killer Whale
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Another big-budget monster movie from producer Dino de Laurentiis, Orca concerns the mutual revenge pact between an obsessive whaler (Richard Harris) and an angry killer whale, whose pregnant mate Harris killed. The whale strikes back by biting off Bo Derek's leg, so Harris and concerned biologist Charlotte Rampling follow it to frozen northern waters for the climactic showdown. Just in case you like Jaws better than Moby Dick, there's a killer shark thrown in for good measure. Ponderous, pretentious, and dull, this opportunistic disaster fittingly sank at the box office. ~ Robert… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The kind of movie that is so deranged in every way that you legitimately cannot guess where it's going next, and sort of can't wait to see it get there."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A bald rehash of Jaws, only with the Moby Dick elements played up even further."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Corny, derivative, and frequently quite silly ... and yet I've always liked it. Weird."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"The whale should have sunk every reel of this silliness in the deepest part of the ocean."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"dodgy but great fun"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"One of the first and worst of the Jaws rip-offs."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (cleveland.com)
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