It is often impossible to figure out what's going on.
Stephen Holden - New York Times
The sharks themselves are the only ones to emerge with credit from this.
Peter Bradshaw - Guardian [UK]
John Anderson - Variety
This toothless shark thriller lacks B-movie fun.
Frank Scheck - Hollywood Reporter
The only palpable emotion from "Dark Tide" is sadness for Berry, treading water in dreary efforts like this.
Robert Abele - Los Angeles Times
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
With its one-dimensional characters and lack of an engaging plot, Dark Tide will test the patience of even the most patient moviegoer.
Jeff Beck - We Got This Covered
Despite the appeal of Halle Berry swimming with sharks in a bikini, you can see why Dark Tide went straight to DVD.
Stephen Carty - Flix Capacitor
Looking more prepared for a walk down a Milan catwalk than the grizzled sea-salt she's supposed to be, Berry provides a dull filling for Stockwell's risible shark sandwich.
Eddie Harrison - The List
If you watch closely during John Stockwell's godawful shark-attack thriller, you can see Halle Berry's Oscar sinking ever so slowly into the waters off Cape Town.
Tim Robey - Daily Telegraph
A movie that was more Snores than Jaws.
Grant Rollings - Sun Online
The cast works hard, but not even the climactic tempest can whip up much excitement.
David Parkinson - Radio Times
Making Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus look like Jaws, it is totally lost at sea.
Jamie Russell - Total Film
What these filmmakers did was basically take all of [Jaws's positive] elements and found their polar opposites to put together a film that is one of the most tedious movie-going experiences of recent memory.
Jeff Beck - Examiner.com
Here's hoping Berry had a great time filming this action thriller near Capetown. Because this shark story has no bite.
Paul Chambers - CNNRadio
This thriller isn't an outright embarrassment, but it nonetheless suffers from wobbly dramatic tension and an overlong running time.
Tim Grierson - Screen International
Jesse Hassenger - Filmcritic.com
A disappointing thriller with some key scenes too dark to decipher. Still, Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez make an intriguing couple on screen, and they both look great.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Appears to have everything a filmmaker would need for a little exploitative venture. Leave it to John Stockwell and his unimaginative directorial touch to spoil the potential fun.
Brian Orndorf - BrianOrndorf.com
Pretty Halle Berry! Pretty water! Pretty pictures! Pretty freaking boring!
JimmyO - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
An eternal morass of dreary conversations, paper-thin character development, and plot convolutions that were old hat by the time Jaws 2 showed up.
Scott Weinberg - FEARnet