Parents' Guide to

Jaws 3

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Cheesy '80s sequel has lots of violence, peril.

Movie PG 1983 99 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 11+
Rated M13

This title has:

Too much consumerism
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age 11+

The bump in the series

The Jaws movies are considered classics until they made this one and the fourth one. This chapter in the series is poorly written, effects made for 3d reminded me of plastic children's toys! If you want to watch a jaws movie dont rely on this one!

This title has:

Too much violence
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (23):

This is a sequel that did not need to be made. Make no mistake, Jaws 3, especially compared with the two before it, is not a good movie. The storyline is preposterous, and the movie itself oftentimes feels like little more than one long commercial for Sea World Orlando. Compounding this is the fact that the 3D effects are so dated that it's laughable how bad they are. The cheese factor of a severed fish head, for instance, floating for a few seconds too long simply to take advantage of the 3D effects, is off the charts. It also, at worst, cheapens the high quality of the previous movies.

Still, with the right attitude, it can fit into a "so bad it's good" mode of entertainment. Think Sharknado, without the self-awareness, and you have the potential of getting into the spirit of the lousiness.

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