Jaws: The Revenge 1987

Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune: Jaws is looking a bit long in the tooth these days. Read more

Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune: Let`s put it this way: When you see and hear the nasal Lorraine Gary on screen you want the shark to eat her. Read more

Sheila Benson, Los Angeles Times: Dumb beyond belief, hollow, bloody and nonsensical, it's Universal Studios' vanity movie, a way of providing employment yet again for its Great White icon. Read more

Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel: A lot of the time, the people in this picture just stand around looking very sad, as if remembering happier days. Watching this sorry film, you know how they must feel. Read more

Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer: Everything in Jaws the Revenge is utterly expectable, which isn't a bright idea for a film relying on suspense and tension. Read more

Caryn James, New York Times: Mild and predictable, the very things an adventure movie should never be. Read more

Pat Graham, Chicago Reader: Sargent's enough of an action vet to grind out a watchable sequel, but too much of a TV hack to turn the arbitrary dramatics into anything but synthetic pulp. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: The shark models have so little movement that at times they seem to be supporting themselves on boats, instead of attacking them. Up until the ludicrous final sequence of the movie, the scariest creature in the film is an eel. Read more

Rupert Smith, Time Out: It's mostly just a matter of waiting till feeding time. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Pacing leaves a lot to be desired and the moment-of-attack sequences, full of jagged cuts and a great deal of noise, more closely resemble the view from inside a washing machine. Read more

Hal Hinson, Washington Post: After Steven Spielberg's original, which combined shock effects with comedy and grand sea adventure touches, the series has degenerated into your basic fish-bites-man story, with very few imaginative wrinkles. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: Thrillseekers, this one's pretty dismal. Read more