• Network: Syfy
  • Series Premiere Date: Aug 22, 2013
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  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.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Aug 22, 2013
    30
    It lacks even the quality of being unintentionally amusing, because everyone involved knows what the game is: Even the fakery is, on one level, faked.
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Aug 22, 2013
    30
    Ghost Shark never approaches the laughably bad stage, settling for just plain ol’ bad.
  7. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Aug 22, 2013
    30
    The screenplay seems more likely to have been transcribed by those guys with the plot dreamed up by an imaginative child or a drunken fanboy. Visually, the film is poorly directed sometimes to a point of such incoherence that it's not always clear what's going on, who's talking, etc. And the ending is laughably awkward.
  8. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Aug 22, 2013
    25
    You don’t ask for much logic from these Syfy schlockfests, but the story pretty much dog-paddles for two hours until its inevitable conclusion.
  9. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Aug 22, 2013
    20
    It’s always worth taking a shot at a shark movie. Ghost Shark just needed to be thrown back.
  10. Reviewed by: Jeff Labrecque
    Aug 22, 2013
    0
    It's dreadful.
User Score
3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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, 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 »