MANEATER (2022) Reviews of huge shark attack movie

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‘200 teeth. 0 chance.’
Maneater is a 2022 American action horror film in which a group of surfer friends is hunted by a huge hungry shark following an accident during their vacations on a paradisiac island.

Written and directed by Justin Lee (The Most Dangerous GameHellblazersA Tales of Two GunsHuntersFinal KillA Reckoning; Big Legend). Produced by Daemon Hillin.

The movie stars Nicky Whelan (Tragedy Girls; Paranormal Movie; Halloween II 2009), Shane West (Mid-Century; Escape the Field; Awakening the Zodiac; Dracula 2000), Jeff Fahey (Assailant; A Tale of Two Guns; Atomic Shark; Body Parts; Psycho III), Branscombe Richmond, Trace Adkins, Kim DeLonghi, Zoe Cipres, Kelly Lynn Reiter, Porscha Coleman and Ed Morrone (11th Hour Cleaning; A Tale of Two Guns; Hellblazers).

Plot synopsis:
An idyllic island vacation turns into a gruesome nightmarish ordeal when Jessie (Nicky Whelan) and her friends become the target of an unrelenting Great White Shark. Desperate to survive, she teams up with a sea captain to stop the vicious maneater before it can strike again…


In the US, Maneater will be released theatrically, On-Demand (VOD) and on Digital by Saban Films on August 26, 2022. Buy from
In the UK, Altitude Film Distribution will release the film on DVD on August 29, 2022.

Our view:
Maneater is awful. The dialogue is painful. The score by Daniel Figueiredo is dire. Really dire. A scene in which some kids mock of a guy’s shirt is the only amusing bit. But mostly the humour doesn’t work. You will want Maneater to end sooner.
Adrian J Smith, MOVIES and MANIA

Other reviews:
“Technical shoddiness like this is not just a niggling nitpick when it’s almost consistently chintzy. It’s as if director Justin Lee didn’t get enough coverage, or he collaborated with the wrong animators, or he ran out of money (or never had enough to begin with). What should have been big dumb fun of a movie, Maneater is big on the dumb and very low on the fun.” Grade: D – The Artful Critic


“The CGI for the shark itself is of average quality but the template at times makes it look like a cross between a great white and a whale […] If you just want to see some generic characters get munched on then Maneater will probably keep you amused, especially if you’re drinking while you watch it. If you want more than that though, you’ll probably be disappointed.” 2 out of 5, Voices from the Balcony


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