Bait (2012)

Bait (2012)

Bait (2012)

Aussie horror about a group of shoppers forced into survival mode when a freak tsunami traps them in a flooded supermarket, along with a Great White shark. Starring Sharni Vinson (Step Up 3D), Phoebe Tonkin (Tomorrow, When the War Began) and Xavier Samuel (Twilight: Eclipse).

2012Rating: R16, contains violence, offensive language & horror93 minsAustralia
ActionHorrorThriller
64%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Bait for mediocrity

This was a somewhat enjoyable shark film and was definitely a good idea. However, I felt it was let down by some acting that wasn't quite what you'd expect from something that wants to be a really great movie. It also got started a bit fast which stopped me getting to know the characters better and caring about them more. Potential suspense was also lost....

2.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

[It] has many flaws, the foremost among these is the inability to indicate whether we're supposed to consider the savage behaviour brought on by its crises as ambiguous or unassailably good.

0
Variety

Variety

press

This likable trash occasionally outsmarts more moneyed Hollywood fish features.

0
The Age

The Age

press

Bait 3D needs to put aside the forced poignancy and attain full great bad movie status. Or at least let the sharks eat more characters.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The film is a throwback to the heyday of the Australian exploitation movie.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Chompy, bloody fun. It may be about a shark, but Bait 3D is no Jaws.

3.0
0
Village Voice

Village Voice

press

[It] has many flaws, the foremost among these is the inability to indicate whether we're supposed to consider the savage behaviour brought on by its crises as ambiguous or unassailably good.

0
Variety

Variety

press

This likable trash occasionally outsmarts more moneyed Hollywood fish features.

0
The Age

The Age

press

Bait 3D needs to put aside the forced poignancy and attain full great bad movie status. Or at least let the sharks eat more characters.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

The film is a throwback to the heyday of the Australian exploitation movie.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Chompy, bloody fun. It may be about a shark, but Bait 3D is no Jaws.

3.0
0

Bait for mediocrity

This was a somewhat enjoyable shark film and was definitely a good idea. However, I felt it was let down by some acting that wasn't quite what you'd expect from something that wants to be a really great movie. It also got started a bit fast which stopped me getting to know the characters better and caring about them more. Potential suspense was also lost....

2.0
0