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 14, 2012
DVD 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
London Evening Standard

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: 28% 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
Brendan Nicholls
filled with good intentions this bloated australian production is so poorly executed its embarrasing to watch the screenplay unfold. the special effects lean… More
Gimly M.
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
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
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