• Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 22, 2013
Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Aug 23, 2013
    50
    Ghost Shark, in contrast [to "Sharknado"], is probably closer to 75 or 80 percent "great title," with the execution lagging behind. That may not be better than some on the Syfy slate, but it's better than many and there are moments of fun here, even if they come way too early in the movie and set Ghost Shark up for a final act that fizzles.
  2. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Aug 22, 2013
    50
    It's ridiculous, but it doesn't bite.
  3. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Aug 22, 2013
    42
    There's cheese (i.e., all Syfy flicks) and then there's cheese--Velveeta vs. Brie. But guess what? Ghost Shark is both! How victims die, which body parts are left and where, the perfectly predictable dialogue and straight-faced performances, even a historical nod to Roanoke--we're just not worthy of this much smartly executed satisfaction.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Aug 22, 2013
    42
    It succeeds in being more or less stupidly watchable [than Sharknado], but unlikely to prompt anywhere near the same Twitter eruption.
User Score
2.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 6 out of 9
  1. Aug 23, 2013
    8
    Let's be honest "Syfy" has always had some incredibly cheesy original movies, but that's what makes them so fun. Awkward effects, blandLet's be honest "Syfy" has always had some incredibly cheesy original movies, but that's what makes them so fun. Awkward effects, bland acting, and goofy plots are what to expect when dealing with a "Syfy" original movie. "Ghost Shark" is no exception. It's just goofy fun. The idea of a ghost shark that can appear in any water source is absurdly great, and succeeds because it uses this to full effect. Gory and downright funny deaths are a highlight. Honestly the movie is just to much cheesy fun to not recommend. So if you're willing to turn off the part of your brain that takes things too seriously and you'll have a blast with "Ghost Shark". I know I did. Full Review »