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Shark Night 3D

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and terror, disturbing images, sexual references, partial nudity, language and thematic material.
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Adults Teens
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Year of Release:
USA Release:
September 2, 2011 (wide—2,400+ theaters)
DVD: January 3, 2012
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Featuring: Sara Paxton … Sara
Dustin Milligan … Nick
Chris Carmack … Dennis
Katharine McPhee … Beth
Alyssa Diaz … Maya
Joel David Moore … Gordon
Donal Logue … Sabin
Joshua Leonard … Red
Sinqua Walls … Malik
Chris Zylka … Blake
Jimmy Lee Jr. … Carl
Damon Lipari … Keith
Christine Quinn … Jess
Kelly Sry … Wonsuk
Tyler Bryan … Kyle
Director: David R. Ellis—“Snakes On A Plane
Producer: Incentive Filmed Entertainment
Next Films
Sierra Pictures
Silverwood Films
Chris Briggs … producer
Douglas Curtis … executive producer
Tawny Ellis Lehman … co-producer
Mike Fleiss … producer
Lynette Howell … producer
Kelly McCormick … co-producer
Crystal Powell … associate producer
Distributor: Relativity Media

“Terror runs deep.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Arriving by boat at her family's Louisiana lake island cabin, Sara and her friends quickly strip down to their swimsuits for a weekend of fun in the sun. But when star football player Malik stumbles from the salt-water lake with his arm torn off, the group realizes they have to get Malik to a hospital on the other side of the lake. As they set out in a tiny speedboat, the college friends discover the lake has been stocked with hundreds of massive, flesh-eating sharks! As they face one grisly death after another, Sara and the others struggle desperately to fend off the sharks, get help and stay alive long enough to reach the safety of dry land.”

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Movie Critics

“…almost no entertainment value… a heartless, suspense-free 100 minutes of sharks dining out on kids… we’re stuck with humorless one-liners, colorless performances and perfunctory digital shark attacks. This situation demanded urgency in the editing and panic in the performances. …manages neither. …[1/4]”
—Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel

“…A pathetic ‘Piranha’ wannabe, ‘Shark Night 3D’ makes bait of the usual batch of buff and buxom collegiates, but without a hint of the humor in Dimension’s year-old gnasher film. Ludicrous scripting would have auds believe that a trio of camcorder-wielding Louisianans… has let loose a slew of maneaters in a freshwater lake, allowing the good ol’ boys to shoot underwater snuff films for sale to ‘Shark Week’ fans. …”
—Rob Nelson, Variety

“…geared for as much exploitation as its rating will allow. And there’s scads of well-toned flesh on display throughout as the girls swim, sun and run around in skimpy bikinis. The director uses his 3-D camera to ogle them while they’re wearing swimsuits, short shorts and skintight spandex. Two scenes go beyond that: Fully nude…”
—Bob Hoose, Plugged In

“…cheap and inconsequential… lacks bite… Heartlessness, stupidity, cynicism, and greed are a demoralizing combination for movie-going. We pay to see a movie that doesn’t respect us for being there at all. …”
—Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe

“…thoroughly shabby attempt… predictability, amateurishness and all-around tameness…”
—Nick Schager, Boxoffice Magazine

“…Shark Night 3D bites, and not in a good way… less a horror film—the suspense barely comes from the sharks—and more a made-for-TV drama about Sara's old friends terrorizing her new ones. … [C]”
—Peter Paras, E!

Comments from non-viewers
Negative—Walked out of this movie after ten minutes of watching close ups of women’s bikini-clad and tight-skirted, swaying fronts and buttocks; a man kissing a woman after removing a her bikini top in the water (no nudity shown); backside male nudity in a college art class, college males talking about men’s and women’s genitalia and going up to the beach for the weekend with college women to get some sex, and college women talking about the same. There was one scene of a women being dragged about and under by a shark… similar to “Jaws.” I thought the movie would be entertaining in a silly way, but was turned off by the barrage of sex talk, sexual views, sexual innuendos. Keep your kids and teens away and save your money and time for something better.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
—Mark, age 61 (USA)