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At Theaters: 10/25/2002 On Video: 3/28/2003
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 38 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 409988
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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Storyline Heading
In a remote region of the Bering Sea, a boat salvage crew discovers the eerie remains of a grand passenger liner thought lost for more than 40 years. Once onboard, the crew must confront the ship's horrific past and face the ultimate fight for their lives.
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Horror - Teens and young adults will be the main audience drawn to this horror thriller. The bloody violence may turn off older viewers, not to mention makes the film too intense for young children.
Cast and Crew Heading
Julianna Margulies THE MISTS OF AVALON
Desmond Harrington MY FIRST MISTER
Director: Steve Beck THIRTEEN GHOSTS
Production Notes Heading
About The Production
About The Production (Continued)
Content Heading
PROFANITY: 21 F-words, 13 S-Words, 3 GDs, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Some brief non-sexual nudity.
VIOLENCE: A number of bloody killings.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco use.
ACTION: Explosions and fights.
COMEDY: An occasional wisecrack.

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The above rating is an average of the critic reviews below.

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Entertainment Weekly   Full Review
Average "A nifty opening scene, all '60s-glam and ghoulish, makes it wittily clear that 40 years ago something wicked that way went. But once Ghost Ship switches course to the present, when graceless dialogue rules the waves ('This ship is f---ed up!'), director Steve Beck never recaptures the eerie pizzazz of the prologue,...''

James Berardinelli, Internet Critic  Full Review
Average "Unfortunately, Ghost Ship shows little in the way of solid craftsmanship. Since the primary asset of a haunted house movie is rarely the plot, this sub-genre must rely on elements like shock tactics and suspense - two characteristics where Ghost Ship falls short.''

Roger Ebert  Full Review
Average "Ghost Ship recycles all the usual haunted house material, but because it's about a haunted ocean liner, it very nearly redeems itself.''

TV Guide Online  Full Review
Below Average "Effects-trained director Steve Beck, who debuted with THIR13EN GHOSTS (2001), piles on the CGI wizardry. But the movie is simultaneously soft and icky; the gross-out effects are grafted onto a sub-Tales from the Crypt ghost story that never scares up any serious chills.''

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 118 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
13-19Teens (F)
20-29Yg Adults (M)
Fairly High
20-29Yg Adults (F)
30+Adults (M)
About 50/50
30+Adults (F)
Fairly Low
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Very mixed opinions. We collected 118 moviegoer opinions and many rated it only "Fair," which is quite low. A lot of the others were in the "Good" to "Very Good" range, which indicates an average movie at best. Younger moviegoers rated it the highest with quite a few opinions of "Excellent" and a few opinions of "Fantastic."

I did notice that many of those giving the lower opinions also indicated that they would recommend the movie to select friends so it must not be too bad. Also, there is no significant difference in the opinions of males and females. The main difference was with age.

I personally enjoyed "Ghost Ship" as did my wife. I would rate it at least "Very Good," for the type of movie it is. However, since quite a few didn't care much for it, I would suggest that you catch it at a matinee to save a few bucks just in case.

Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.

Built in 1954, the majestic ocean liner Antonia Graza was the pride of the Italian Line.  A vision of modern, sleek sophistication, the ship was nothing less than a work of art.  Amenities provided for her passengers ensured that they would enjoy unrivaled luxury during their stay at sea; when guests were not unwinding in their spacious staterooms, they could socialize in one of the stylish lounges, enjoy sports and relaxation atop the liner's broad decks, or take a refreshing dip in the stately swimming pool.  The centerpiece of the Antonia Graza was its opulent grand ballroom, where couples would dance the night away to the romantic strains of a live orchestra.  Chefs labored night and day in the galley preparing superb Italian cuisine to be served in the ship's elegant dining room, and attentive crewmembers were always available, eager to provide their guests with anything they should desire.  It was truly the journey of a lifetime. But when the Antonia Graza set sail for America in the spring of 1962, her passengers were blissfully unaware of the unspeakable evil that would soon befall them, sealing their fates and ensuring that this journey would be their last…

The salvage crew aboard the tugboat Arctic Warrior is the best in the business.  Under the leadership of Captain Sean Murphy (GABRIEL BYRNE), and with the expertise of salvage team leader Maureen Epps (JULIANNA MARGULIES), First Mate Greer (ISAIAH WASHINGTON) and technicians Dodge (RON ELDARD), Munder (KARL URBAN) and Santos (ALEX DIMITRIADES), they can locate any abandoned vessel, patch her up 'till she's seaworthy and drag her back to shore…for a price.  When Canadian Air Force pilot Jack Ferriman (DESMOND HARRINGTON) recruits the team to investigate a mysterious vessel he has spotted floating adrift off the coast of Alaska in a remote region of the Bering Sea, they discover the remains of the fabled Antonia Graza, thought lost at sea for more than 40 years.  It's a hell of a find - the salvage rights alone could be worth a fortune.  And by the law of the sea, any vessel discovered on international waters can be claimed by whomever is fortunate enough to find her and skilled enough to haul her back to port.  But once onboard the eerie, cavernous ship, the crew of the Arctic Warrior discovers that the decaying vessel is anything but deserted.  It's home to something more deadly and horrific than anything they've encountered in all their years at sea.  Now the crew must uncover the truth about the ship's past and unlock the mystery that threatens their very survival.

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