Maneater: Maneater Series
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The film begins with several gruesome killings in the woods surrounding a small town. A local vet quickly examines the bite radius of the cast made from a victim's torso as being from a Bengal tiger. If that wasn't enough of a homage to "Jaws", the mayor also pleads that the sheriff not interrupt the "Corn and Apple Fest" due to concerns about the ravenous tiger. Gary Busey plays the sheriff, and exceeded my expectations, though he still has that kooky patina that makes him so interesting to watch. The tiger likes one boy (Ty Wood) who lives in a trailer, and therein begins the weird, mystical tiger-whisperer subplot that runs throughout the movie. Also making a peculiar entrance is Ian D. Clark as a Punjab tiger hunter. This at first struck me as utterly pointless, but actually his performance was one of the true highlights of the movie.
Needless to say, the carnage must continue for the film to work, and feeding grist into the mill is the Army National Guard, who show up with an arrogant smirk on their faces that doesn't last long. Aaron Hughes plays Sgt. Howe, and has a terrible accent that detracts from the generally good performances surrounding him. Fear not, his contingent is not part of the story for long. Throughout the film there are numerous confrontations with the press, and by the end I was praying that the Channel 8 Action News reporter could be eaten, preferably in slow motion, two or three times.Read more ›
Gary Busey as the small town sheriff who was used to dealing with small town problems,until a Bengal tiger starts to reduce the population.The Sheriff acknowledges this is nothing he's seen befoer and seeks help. A pleasant change from the "Super Sheriff" who does it all at the cost of many lives.
Ian D. Clark is a wonderful surprise as an experienced tiger hunter,trying to do what he does best and save face after being kicked out of his home whan the Queen mum gave India back to the Punjabs.You feel for him as a character in many ways.And many of his words are profound.
Ty Wood is the little boy who's God fearing mother shelters him from the outside world.You have little choice but to sympathise with this little boy.
Maneater is not only a fun film,But surprising good.Give it a chance.You wont regret it.
I gave this movie a high rating of four stars. It might be a tad too much, but three seemed too low. It's not one you'll be wanting to watch frequently or purchase, but it's good popcorn entertainment. It's got a bit of gore, but this is mostly aftermath stuff like big pools of blood, body parts and eviscerated corpses lying around. Not much as far as actual animal attack scenes go. And they use a real tiger!! No CGI junk here, no sir! It actually looks like an animal instead of a friggin' video game! The cast is decent enough, though the script doesn't ask a lot from them. Busey is his cool, kooky self. He's a bit more "normal", but has a few funny lines here and there. I will say the guy gets creepier looking as he gets older. It's a performance on par with his portrayal of the Gingerdead Man(that was an attempt at humor, but it probably just sounds dumb).Read more ›
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The movie is bad gary is pretty sane in it. I gave it 5 stars because my dog is in it. He played Bosco the tracking dog.Published 2 months ago by TRPOperator
That was a good movie. It was originally released in 2007 which explains why Gary Busey looked so good! The acting was well done and the story was solid. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Victoria J. Dennison
Pretty good movie. I so wanted to hurt the reporter...you'll know which one I mean if you watch. And how could the mom be so oblivious to everything?Published 3 months ago by Connie Bedwell
I loved this movie. I initially thought it was a low budget, trash movie. But I liked it more than most big budget, popular movies. Very well done. Many spiritual lessons. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Loren Aberdeen
so-so but not earth shattering. decent acting and story. keeps you interested fairly well. www.letsgohikeit.comPublished 5 months ago by Cyclety68
Low budget film with decent acting.
Surprised Busey who is at least a known actor was in the film. Read more
With the exception of the obvious lack of military advisors on the film crew, this movie does a good job of keeping things interesting. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Brandi