Parents' Guide to

Sharknado 5: Global Swarming

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Yet another horrible sequel in tired, violent sci-fi series.

Movie NR 2022 90 minutes
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 2+

True Classic this film is. Give it 10 stars I must. Incredibly deep the characters are and very cool the acting is. Reccomend this I do. All oscars win this film must.


This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 12+

the butt review

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5):
Kids say (2):

Are there any good "Part 5" sequels? No. "But the Sharknado movies are so bad, they're good!" you might say. While this might have been true when the first Sharknado wreaked havoc on Southern California in 2013, the same stale gags and cheesy CGI-infused battle scenes and terrible dialogue and D-list celebrity cameos in Sharknado 5: Global Swarming are so beyond played out, you just wish the franchise would stop already. Please.

Unfortunately, it's strongly implied that, of course, there's going to be a Sharknado 6. It's also strongly implied that this sixth movie might be the one that ends it once and for all. But maybe that's just wishful thinking.

Movie Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate