Bait (2012)

Bait (2012)

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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: MA15+, for bloody violence, some grisly images and language93 minsAustralia
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Bait (2012) | Reviews

Flicks

Flicks, Dominic Corry

A film like this hinges on how well it exploits the impossible scenario faced by its characters and the quality of the kill scenes. In both of these regards, Bait does okay. It’s not spectacular, but it is good enough to see on the big screen. Plus it’s much more fun than last year’s high concept shark thriller, Shark Night 3D. That film broke my heart.

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Village Voice

Village Voice

[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.

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Variety

Variety

This likable trash occasionally outsmarts more moneyed Hollywood fish features.

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The Age

The Age

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.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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

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Los Angeles Times

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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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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Bait (2012) | Release Details

Bait (2012) is available to stream in Australia now on Google Play and Apple TV.