Bait (2012) - Action, Adventure, Drama

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A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

IMDB: 5.2
Director: Kimble Rendall
Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel
Length: 93 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 19 out of 103 found boring (18.44%)

One-line Reviews (81)

This one turned out to be quite an enjoyable killer shark effort.

There's tons of character development and they even spend some time giving us backstory on the main few people, and making us feel bored & familiar with the grocer where they get trapped, because a disaster feels more intense to us in the audience if we can relate.


The film is well worth a watch and very enjoyable.

After awhile the movie got a bit boring and predictable, they would need to do something then everyone would stand up and try to be heroes and end up getting eaten by a shark.

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) appear the cliché's start rolling in and you realise that apart from the setup of a shark in a supermarket, there's nothing original on offer here.

Directed by Australian Kimble Rendall, Bait seemed to be void of genuine ideas, instead relying very much on uninteresting twists and schemes that the motley crew of people, ranging from fathers to lifeguards, can come up with.

Actually, "Bait" turned out to be quite entertaining and not at all as cheesy and stupid as I had initially anticipated it to be.

The movie quickly gets boring and derivative, up until the sharks, for there are actually two I believe, are dispatched in equally ridiculous ways: an underwater shotgun blast for one, a taser electrocution for the other.

Between the action and killings the character interactions are a combination of dull soap opera drivel between Home and away style actors largely made up of stick-thin beach bums.

Admittedly, the special effects were somewhat hit-or-miss and the ending was a bit unrealistic but other than that it was quite enjoyable.

The references to Jaws were enjoyable, and the time passed OK.


Personally, I found this movie quite enjoyable because I actually live where the movie was filmed and the shot at the end where it shows the whole town destroyed was quite interesting and left me wondering if it would ever really look like that.

It's not a masterpiece, but it's entertaining.

I was gob-smacked how much i enjoyed this movie, the cast some quite famous and talented made this film believable, dramatic and very entertaining, never pointless or overrated.

Entertaining in the D-movie kind of way .

The sharks and shark behavior is unrealistic but looking past that, it was worth watching.

It's a shame that such a fun and original idea gets ruined by a script that uses every cliché imaginable.

Samuels is just about as bland a leading actor as you can get, and shares little chemistry with Vinson in their few intimate scenes together.

All the actors are average at best, with Xavier Samuel is kind of bland as the main hero of the movie.

)However my biggest gripe of everything in this film, beyond the boring characters, lack of suspense, retarded premise, and overall crappy gore was the waste of potential.

But some scenes were a bit dull and could've put more excitement during the shark attacks.

the rest of the cast is also highly entertaining like the eternal pessimist who keep zinging the negative one-liners while he spectates the deaths of his fellow survivors; there is also the rich dippy couple who are trapped underwater in their miraculously air tight BMW with a seemingly endless supply of oxygen.

Overall it was worth the watch, i came out with some gruesome scares and a couple good laughs.


Bait is really entertaining and unlike other horror/thrillers it keeps most of the good people alive so for a killer shark movie that was a new thing.

Gloriously stupid, pointless, leave your brain at the door fun.

But stillness and if there is any movement it is slow and deliberate.

What follows is an aquatic slasher film in the vein of Jaws 2 but more intense due to the shark's closeness to its victims.

This is where we also get our opening titles which are boring at best.

The people who wrote this movie are dumber than real sharks, yet still obtain the motivation to make BS propaganda.

I expected it to be a very formulaic genre flick, in which nothing exciting or original ever happened.

The concept idea is a bit far out there, but oddly enough it did work out well enough, because the movie was entertaining and interesting from start till end.

(13%) Shark movies: the only one truly worth watching is Jaws, while the list of the ones not worth watching probably goes into the thousands.

Preposterous and predictable throughout its 93 minutes because you know who is going to get gobbled, "Bait 3D" manages to deliver a sufficient number of thrills.

All in all, "Bait" is a good shark movie, thrilling, lots of action and a good amount of blood.

Some of the scares are so obviously contrived you'll hate yourself for jumping at them.

Thoroughly Enjoyable .

This film will have you on the edge of your seat.. .

Although there are plenty of worthwhile gore here and there, most of the body counts are done in the utmost predictable fashion.

Bait (2012) * 1/2 (out of 4) Silly and drawn out mix of the horror and disaster genres takes place near an Australian beach where a tsunami hits.

However I must be wrong because there are only a handful of them that really work like the original Jaws, the silly but incredibly entertaining Deep Blue Sea and Open Water amongst a few others.

This is about as exciting and interesting as your routine trip to the supermarket, and despite its potential it doesn't do anything or go anywhere.

It's entertaining and it keeps you in front of the screen until the end.

Predictable, cliché ridden shark flick .

Entertaining .

A slightly enjoyable time passer .

It does indeed get thrilling, cheesy, funny at times.

The movie starts off so slow that viewers will wish that the Goddamn sharks just get into the picture and get on with their jobs.


A few of the CGI shots over the animatronic sharks are kind of laughable, and also there was one character that one was kind of annoying, but however it's still an entertaining shark film.

If you like your b-movies then this is definitely worth watching.

) My advise, see it with friends in an empty cinema where you can jeer and laugh together to your hearts content.

Even though much of the excitement unfolds above, what happens under proves unexpectedly entertaining thanks to some low-key humour from the teenage couple Kyle (Lewis) and Heather (Heine).

Overall I think it was an enjoyable movie and if you're looking for a disaster/shark attack movie this is the one for you.

As a result the movie is just one predictable moment after another and unfortunately becomes really boring.

Director Kimble Rendall, working from a tight script by John Kim and Russell Mulcahy, relates the gripping story at a brisk pace, generates plenty of nerve-rattling tension, delivers a satisfyingly substantial amount of gore, and handles the potentially ludicrous premise with commendable seriousness.

It's also a surprise that this movie is dreadfully slow to get to the point, because Rendall spends too much time trying so hard to make us feel "emotionally" with most of the small-scale characters here.

the plot is absolutely pointless and unnecessary.

Boring .

The characters were pretty bland and stock standard.

Another pointless bad movie.

Boring with moments of idiocy .

Really entertaining if you are expecting a D-movie adventure.

An extremely enjoyable and suspenseful movie.

Boring and not as much fun as we hoped for...

Entertaining garbage .

The 3D in this movie is great, it is very impressive to look at, and it's very entertaining.

Which is a shame, because with even just a touch more self-awareness of its own beautiful, terrible cliché, a premise like that of BAIT 3D, especially with the caliber of character actors it had at its disposal, could have been so much fun.

The movie, despite being super predictable, does keep you thrilled and almost at the edge of your seat.

Most amusing is a sequence where the pair attempt to swim to safety and rescue Heather's poodle at the same time, which ends in said pooch being thrown to the sharks – only to make an unexpected return later on.

One of the better elements at work is the rather fun and engaging action delivered throughout here which runs pretty much nonstop throughout the film.

The story is not challenging, and the pace is just so slow.

BUT it is worth watching if you like shark movies.

Every death in this movie feels like a victory for Darwinism, and when we reach our triumphant conclusion with the predictable few left standing, there is a sense of disappointment, as though attending the execution of a serial killer only to see them survive the attempt, and thereby get a reprieve.

Xavier Samuel and Sharni Vinson are outstanding, two great hero leads plus the rest of the cast are so exciting.

The cast is as engaging as the storyline and I particularly liked the diverse characters caught up in the chaos: there's Hollywood actor Julian McMahon as a bank robber, while Xavier Samuel (THE LOVED ONES) and Sharni Vinson (YOU'RE NEXT) play a young couple.

not to hurt the feelings of the people who made the movie but, THE CGI was super bad, it looked animated, still atleast this movie was better than a movie called "Big Ass Spider" I think i could give this a 6.8/10 oh uh and anyways, it was boring at some scenes, thou this movie is worth to watch

By right, the movie supposed to be a lot of fun and exciting.