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A freak storm brings hundreds of vicious, man-eating sharks ashore in Los Angeles and a group of friends struggle to steer clear of their violent and destructive path. ~ Megan Walsh-Boyle, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's bloody good fun."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Sharknado is an hour and a half of your life that you'll never get back. And you won't want to."
‑ David Hinckley, New York Daily News
"Blood, gore in hilarious B-movie make this best for teens."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"Sharknado was born to suck, but I'm hesitant to accuse its enthusiastic viewers of being rubes. The prime reason: I'm an enthusiastic viewer of it too."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"What the film does have is some fantastically cheesy lines combined with some humorous social commentary."
‑ Kaleem Aftab, Independent
"Oh sure, it's easy to pick holes in a story about a weather system that makes it possible for sharks to fly and take to the streets, but that's the whole point of movies like this: fabulous in-home commentary."
‑ Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times
"With few tricks up its sleeve, Sharknado only adds to the list of hysterical Syfy monster-dramas that make for a shamelessly brainless 90 minutes well-spent."
‑ Jacqueline Andriakos, Entertainment Weekly
"You couldn't even say this movie is so bad that it's good, because it's seriously terrible, but it's also hilariously entertaining."
‑ Rich Cline,
"There is, as they say, a fine line between stupid and clever, and this film twirls along it like a pro. Definitely worth a bite."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"Sharknado turned out to be the perfect blend of cheesy pop culture elements, including title, stars and the ever-popular shark-as-adversary theme."
‑ Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"Every so often, something comes along that puts a skip in your step, makes your heart flutter, and sets your imagination ablaze with possibility.... If you're really lucky... it'll be a swirling mass of bloodthirsty sharks."
‑ Audrey Peeples, AV Club
"And it happens, and it happens, and it's an awesome, immersive thing."
‑ James Poniewozik, TIME Magazine
"Like other midnight specials, Sharknado is made for mockery, but it lacks the sincerity that have made The Room and Birdemic: Shock and Terror, so richly laughable."
‑ Jay Stone,
"I look forward to "Squidnami" and "Piranhavolcano.""
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The title and premise of this one was so ludicrous that it became a draw for me and other looky-lous, and it gave us exactly what we wanted: something unapologetically dumb and cheap and outrageous to laugh at (and, occasionally, with)."
‑ Alan Sepinwall, HitFix
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