Orca - The Killer Whale
Orca - The Killer Whale (1977)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 15, 1977
DVD Release Date: September 14, 2004
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

A bald rehash of Jaws, only with the Moby Dick elements played up even further.

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Scott Weinberg

Corny, derivative, and frequently quite silly ... and yet I've always liked it. Weird.

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

The whale should have sunk every reel of this silliness in the deepest part of the ocean.

Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

dodgy but great fun

Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

One of the first and worst of the Jaws rip-offs.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A decent mix of Jaws and Moby Dick with a beautiful score and unsettling scenes of animal cruelty, about a miserable, ignorant whaler driven to madness and… More
Cassandra Maples
On the surface, this film could be a tacky rip off from Jaws. Both contain sea creatures that causes havoc to small communities and are killers. But the stories… More
Alex roy
After the release of Jaws, many studios tried to cash in on the success of the film, thus a new genre was born, the nature gone wild genre. Orca is yet another… More
xGary Xx
This utterly absurd Jaws rip off is amusingly laughable (although the scene with the still born whale calf is actually rather grotesque and unsettling), and… More
Lucas Martins
Orca it's, unfortunately, remember like just another Jaws' rip offs. When actually, Michael Anderson's horror present a story and the title… More
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