Jaws: The Revenge

Jaws: The Revenge
Jaws: The Revenge
  • PG-13
  • 1h 30m
  • 1987
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Mankind’s deepest fear rises again in this suspense-packed fourth installment of the terrifying Jaws saga. Police Chief Brody’s widow, Ellen (Lorraine Gary), faces her worst nightmare when her son, Sean, is killed by a colossal, bloodthirsty shark. Determined to be with the rest of her grieving family, she flies to the Bahamas, where she meets a charming airplane pilot (Michael Caine). Just as it looks like she might have a chance to start anew, her granddaughter is attacked by an all-too-familiar Great White. Determined to end the terror once and for all, Ellen heads out on the waters for a showdown to the death. Filled with chills, spills and some of the most shocking action sequences ever filmed, Jaws: The Revenge is one of the most stunning adventures ever… and this time it’s personal.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Illogical, tension-free, and filled with cut-rate special effects, Jaws 4 - The Revenge is a sorry chapter in a once-proud franchise.
Los Angeles Times
Sheila Benson

Dumb beyond belief, hollow, bloody and nonsensical, it's Universal Studios' vanity movie, a way of...

June 25, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer
Desmond Ryan

Everything in Jaws the Revenge is utterly expectable, which isn't a bright idea for a film relying...

June 25, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Gene Siskel

Let`s put it this way: When you see and hear the nasal Lorraine Gary on screen you want the shark...

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Boring and unnecessary sequel; some shark attacks.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Jaws: The Revenge is the fourth movie in the Jaws series, released in 1987. This is everything the original Jaws movie was not: boring, pointless, and astoundingly bad in every way. There are shark attacks -- a police officer loses an arm before being bitten to death by a shark, a woman sharing a flotation device with children is attacked and killed -- but these are few and far between, as the filmmakers would rather spend more time getting to know the characters (the only original character left from the original is the wife of Roy Scheider's character) as they adjust to their new lives living in the Bahamas rather than on the New England coast. Expect occasional mild profanity, including "s--t," and some drinking. Overall, this is yet another example of a movie franchise that wore out its welcome, as each subsequent movie was worse than the one before it.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Thriller, Horror, Action
  • Release Date:July 17, 1987
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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