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Bait review

Aussie thriller unleashes a shark in a supermarket

The pitch sounds like heyday Ozploitation or an Asylum schlockbuster – survivors of a tsunami find themselves trapped in a flooded supermarket with a 12ft great white shark – but this Aussie 3D thriller is too glossy for the former and too, well, decent for the latter.

Gathering armed robbers, a cop, his daughter and more in the food aisles as the wave hits, the subplots and characterisations stay afloat, just, and the CG is acceptable (three or four moments aside).

More funny than scary, it often feels like Deep Blue Sea meets The Mist … but what’s wrong with that?

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Editor-at-Large, Total Film

Jamie Graham is the Editor-at-Large of Total Film magazine. You'll likely find them around these parts reviewing the biggest films on the planet and speaking to some of the biggest stars in the business – that's just what Jamie does. Jamie has also written for outlets like SFX and the Sunday Times Culture, and appeared on podcasts exploring the wondrous worlds of occult and horror.