"I saw this in the video store, placed right next to "Shark Attack III," which also deals with a Megalodon. I'm a big fan of Megalodon sharks, having read Steve Alten's book "Meg" and the sequel. I had read the horrible reviews on Shark Attack II and seen the first Shark Attack movie (with Casper Van Dien), and imagined it would be as god awful as those. I know how many bad shark movies have popped up in th last 5 years. Even so, I rented it anyway, and was actually pretty surprised. Despite Antonio Sabato Jr in the lead role, the acting was fairly decent for this type of movie. The special effects were very well done, and the shark was very realistic, along with the sub. The plot was pretty typical of some of the TBS-made movies you see a lot of, but I rented it more for the action.I had read some decent reviews of this movie and decided to give it a try. The scenes with the shark were realistic and there was a lot of action. The ending to the film could have been more upbeat, but overall it was fairly entertaining. I wouldn't want to pay to own it, but it's worth a rent."
ragebird19 | Lawrence, KS United States | 04/19/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"if you want to check out an entertaining movie about megalodons, the 60 foot prehistoric sharks then check out shark attack 3 over this film. not much action in this film, more story driven than anything really. not a whole lot of victims and the shark looks terrible, looks like a shark that just cralwed out of its grave or somethin, not sure what they were thinkin when they put it together. would stay away from this film. jaws and shark attack and deep blue sea are the movies to go for."
This is not Jaws!
D. D'Eugenio | Palm Beach, United States | 07/24/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I had a free DVD rental coupon and thought for free what the heck; after all I love any marine movie about sharks and oceans and adventure. Shark Hunter stars Antonio Sabato, Jr. and that should have been my first clue to shelf the movie and move on. Shark Hunter is no JAWS, not even DEEP BLUE SEA. The film is about a marine biologist (Sabato) that believes that a Megalodon (a prehistoric 60' long shark) is a live and, well hungry! Although the shark has been extinct for thousands of years, a series of destruction and missing people have scientist determined to fight this beast until the end. The overacting and lack of realistic visuals along with a poor script make this less than entertaining. The film is rated R for language? How does a film about a shark terrorizing and eating people not rate an R for suspense, and horror? Don't disappoint yourself; if you enjoy monsters of the deep there are many others to choose from."
Don't even go there
D. D'Eugenio | 11/19/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"so in the end nobody knows what happends and nobody knows about the huge shark!Come on people cant you do anything better!If I could I would feed the cast and crew to the shark if they had acually convinced me that this was a movie!There should have been a love story in it that didn't end in both of them dying!"
ABOVE AVERAGE SHARK FEST
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 11/19/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"SHARK HUNTER was better than I had expected, giving us a very convincing shark and some unexpected plot developments. Fans looking for a lot of gore will be disappointed, but the director manages to keep a tense atmosphere and even the stilted performance from Antonio Sabato, Jr. doesn't destroy the film. The realistic effects are above average for a "B" movie. Filmed in Bulgaria, the accents of some of the co-stars are difficult to interpret, but they perform adequately. Grand L. Bush as the bullheaded Harrington offers his usual competent presence. It's no JAWS, but it's better than you might expect."