In a once-prosperous african fishing village a rash of brutal shark attacks is terrorizing the population and decimating the local economy. When scientist mare desantis becomes the latest victim marine biologist steven mcc... more »ray vows to discover the truth behind the sharks aggressive behavior. Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 02/06/2007 Starring: Casper Van Dien Jennifer Mcshane Run time: 95 minutes Rating: R Director: Bob Misiorowski« less
The overall low Amazon rating for this is really unjustified as it has a pretty good plotline and Casper Van Dien is entertaining. A must for Jaws fans!
Shark(from some other footage) Attack
cthoms | West Chatham, MA | 01/18/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Shark Attack is an interesting tale of deceit and stolen shark footage. The movie features some computer harpooning police men and a crazy fisherman turned taxi driver. The most interesting part is all the shark footage... The best scene is after the bad guy/hotel owner is eaten, the shark clearly shown with a hook in it's mouth being pulled towards a boat. This of course has nothing at all to do with the plot. So where did this hook come from? It was probably I was trying to stab in my eyes to stop the pain of this movie."
No teeth to this one
tatjanaf | 04/05/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Maybe I was just expecting something like Jaws but I didn't think this movie that great. I watched it twice now only because I kept falling asleep the first time. The script is very weak and thus so is the story, the acting is flat. Most of the shark sequences are in my opinion taken from existing documentaries (I have seen photographs of at least one scene), you can tell that they are cut into the movie and the parts that where done for the movie are very poorly done. Don't waste your money, if you want to watch it, rent it, don't buy it!"
Not a movie about sharks, a movie about poop
nmh_yeti | somewhere in the back of a cab with survival guide | 01/06/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is the story of a man, Mark Desantis, who is killed. Mark's laptop is harpooned and then he is eaten by sharks. His friend, Shark Expertman, suspects foul play. So he and Mark's sister go on a shark filled adventure to the bottom of the fishing grounds of some local tribesmen. The tribesmen didn't harpoon Mark's laptop though so the heroic duo look elsewhere. Then they find bad scientist. He is bad, or is he? But he is bad, because the whole movie is bad so are all the actors. The shark footage is good, but because it is literally ripped from past "Shark Weeks" it was really familiar. As a final note, the last shot of a shark clearly shows a fishing line stuck in it's mouth. This line has nothing to do with "Shark Attack" but probably had something to do with the Discovery Channel episode it was initially filmed for. This movie should be shark attacked. Poop."
M. D. Fonseca | Thunder | 03/09/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"How on Earth Casper Van Diem accept to shoot this film I will never know. IT's a joke, unfortunately not a good joke ... Special effects ? Forget it. Good acting ? THe actors seem to never have heard about it. A plot ? Nosense. What is this, can somebody tell me ? The so called "sharks" don't scare even a three-year old child !!"
Razor-sharp action thriller...
Betty L. Dravis | Silicon Valley, CA | 04/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought Shark Attack just to see the lovely actor Jenny McShane in action, and she did not disappoint me. She's a fine actor, as is Casper Van Dien. I was particularly amused and entertained by the role of the cab driver who aided the main actors and was disappointed that he didn't appear prominently in the credits. His name is Tony Caprari and he was very impressive in his part, adding a welcome touch of humor on occasion.
The storyline: In a once-prosperous African fishing village, a rash of brutal shark attacks is terrorizing the population and destroying the local economy. When Van Dien's character, marine biologist Steven McKray, learns of the death of his scientist friend he is devastated. He teams up with the friend's sister (McShane)to discover what really happened and why the sharks are unusually aggressive. What they discover is a sinister plot to draw the sharks in towards shore for reasons I can't disclose without being a "spoiler," but I can say the bottom line is greed for "oil"
This film is filled with frightening shark scenes and wild car chases that end in fiery blow-ups; enough to keep anyone on the edge of his seat. It's a gripping movie with a good plot, good actors and the right amount of twists and turns to keep one guessing. Van Dien and McShane fight courageous battles to save their own lives as well as the lives of other villagers. Without telling too much, it was a stroke of genius for them to get the townspeople involved, especially with law enforcement being in cahoots with the villains.
It's predictable that McShane and Van Dien begin to care for each other, but who can object to that? Love makes the world go around and always adds an added dimension to any movie. And sure, as critics say, some of the shark scenes were obviously "canned," but those sharks sure seemed creepy and real to me. For a low-budget movie, I think the producers and director did an excellent job with this nail-biter.
And, boy, was it fun seeing the really, really bad guys get what was coming to them! What an ending!
Five stars and two-thumbs up!
Reviewed by Betty Dravis, April 19, 2010 Author of "Dream Reachers" (with Chase Von) and other books