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Santa Jaws (2018)

Action | Adventure | Comedy
Rayting:   3.8/10 926 votes
Country: USA
Language: English
Release date: August 14, 2018

Trying to survive the family Christmas, Cody makes a wish to be alone, which ends up backfiring when a shark manifests and kills his entire family.

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JShaft33 17 December 2018

I was looking for a action packed Christmas movie, and boy have I found it! Even sitting here writing this review two hours after the movie ended my pulse is still pounding. Family tension, coming of age, suspense, terrific score, beautiful back drop. I can't wait until the sequel.

sscialli 16 August 2018

It's a fun campy movie that too many people take too serious! If you watch it for the fun that it is, you will enjoy it as the characters are stereotypical of what you expect as well as being well directed. I look to more movies by this intriguing director, Misty Talley.

elmoslively 9 December 2018

This ridiculous action horror/comedy for the tween set makes the "Sharknado" movies look like Oscar winners. Why are there so many positive reviews for this Jingle Bells trash?

McQualude 1 November 2018

From a joke plot. If you get dealt something called Santa Jaws about a Santa hat wearing killer shark you gotta roll with it. Get down in the mud with that pig and wrestle. Movies like Sharknado and Trailer Park Sharks embrace their B movie plots and come out entertaining but this movie seems ashamed of what it is and dreams of being a feel good 80's kid's movie that happens to have a Santa hat wearing shark born from a comic book that eats people. It doesn't work and it's boring.

Lebowskidoo 13 December 2018

Yes, it sounds ridiculous, but it's not to be lumped in with the usual schlock that comes along. It has actors who can actually act, and it doesn't look like it had the budget of a mere $100.

The plot seems like a mash-up of Home Alone and Jaws: The Revenge, so if that sounds like fun to you, you will enjoy this soon to be holiday classic.

TheLittleSongbird 9 September 2018

Have been on a roll watching many killer shark films made on a low budget recently. A few tolerable ones but most have been lame at best and often terrible, even when knowing what to expect and taking it for what it's meant to be.

Am well aware, just to make things clear right now, that films like 'Santa Jaws' are not ones to be taken seriously, have been well versed enough to not expect that. Have seen my fair share of low-budget shark films, and any other kind of low-budget creature film, and will admit to finding some guilty fun in some of them (i.e. the first two 'Sharknado' films). There are definitely worse shark films than 'Santa Jaws', which compared to many killer shark films is one of the more watchable ones. Despite being cheesy, not well made and ridiculous, there were signs of a little effort and didn't feel like my intelligence insulted.

Some of the scenery is semi-decent and some of it is reasonably nicely shot.

Did feel that there was the odd amusing and heartfelt moment, but they were too far and between. The lead performances are surprisingly credible.

The acting from everyone else is pretty poor, with the usual mix of overplaying and blandness. Any few attempts to develop the characters results in padded and pointless scenes, development is at best flimsy and it's all overwrought and does little to make the characters endearing or care or learn enough about them.

The execution of everything else is severely underwhelming, not just being visually cheap and poorly acted and written even worse but what seemed like a decent, and fairly inventive for a killer shark film, idea was executed in generally typically shark film fashion, with no imagination whatsoever, everything is so ordinary, and only occasional splashes of fun.

Faring worse are the effects, story and writing. 'Santa Jaws' is at times sloppily edited, but it's the truly abysmal special effects that are the worst. As the shark was made on a low-budget it would have been forgiven a little if it was not great, but when the effects for the shark looks as if no effort was given in making it without looking so goofy and unfinished-looking that is hard to ignore or forgive.

Can say no better about the portrayal of the shark either. It exudes little personality either, no menace, not even any unintentional goofiness. Generally the shark action, apart from the odd mild amusement and moments of ferocity, is sloppily edited and devoid of suspense or sense of horror by holding very few surprises, being excessively predictable. Any gore is cheaply cartoonish and adds nothing, instead being gratuitous.

Writing ranges between incredibly bad to appalling. Any comedy mostly is incredibly forced and is so cheesy it is enough to make the eyes roll in disbelief, while the more serious moments are very awkwardly written and as trite as anybody can possibly go, complete with some truly muddled parts. The silliness goes well overboard as the film progresses and it becomes intelligence insulting in spots even when one tries to take it for what it's trying to be.

Really wanted to like the story here because the concept was intriguing slightly, but while it starts nicely the further the film progresses the lazier, cheesier and more formulaic it gets, also making the mistake that most killer shark films make of trying so hard to be over the top and stupid but in a painfully predictable and less than fresh way that it becomes tiresome. With the dramatic

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