This is a made-for-tv movie/miniseries. And, it lives up to the label. It's not brilliant and it didn't have a huge budget; so the special effects aren't particularly special. Having said that, if you like 'creature features' or made-for-tv-movies there's a lot to like here. For starters John Schneider is on top form (although starting to look a little creaky) and it's nice to see Daryl Hannah again. The story pootles along at a steady pace and has the usual amount of scientific nonsense as an explanation of event that is in all these films. This was part of the 'Maneater Series' - films aired on the SciFi channel which have their own website - and I bought it as part of a three-pack with two other films from the Maneater films. They're all 'creature features' and they're all great fun.
If you go into this film expecting Jaws or Deep Blue Sea you're going to be very, very disappointed. But, if you enjoy brainless, untaxing TV fodder about animals eating stupid humans then you may very well get something out of this film. It's also a decent length, coming in at approx 2hrs 40 mins.