Eagle vs Shark Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 18, 2008
The strength of Eagle vs Shark lies in its unconventional story with unconventional leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 11, 2008
As stylistically and thematically quirky as one might've anticipated...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
January 23, 2008
Off-planet strangeness with a captivation factor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 15, 2008
Romantic comedy about two lonely people who find each other while orbiting on the outer fringes of society reminded me of 'Napoleon Dynamite.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 6, 2008
a fun little quirky movie but to similar to another curtain quirky movie..
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 24, 2007
A hit and miss little film with a forced sense of eccentricity that falls flat, but is otherwise saved by hilarious one-liners...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
October 22, 2007
Geek-love rom-com from New Zealand has bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 17, 2007
The genius of this film is the way it keeps us laughing at the eccentricities while also challenging us to find a positive way to move forward with our lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
Independent
August 17, 2007
From the seemingly helpless geriatric who gets up to push his own wheelchair to the genial brother who constantly mimics movie stars, however, Taika Cohen's film seems nothing so much as Little Britain Down Under.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Martin Hoyle
Financial Times
August 17, 2007
Eagle vs Shark lays on the whimsy with a trowel, almost smothering the real talent of an endearing cast. Provincial New Zealand.
August 17, 2007
Slight yet undeniably touching, this loser comedy has some brittle wit and an odd charm. Deserves a wider audience than it's destined to find.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan Dean
Total Film
August 17, 2007
Contrived? Yes. Second-hand ideas? A few. But this funny ha-ha, funny peculiar indie is lifted by a stand-out female lead - and writer-director Cohen could be the southern hemisphere's Jared Hess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Adrian Sandiford
Little White Lies
August 17, 2007
New Zealand's answer to Napoleon Dynamite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Olly Richards
Empire Magazine
August 17, 2007
So quirky that it's almost in danger of collapsing under the weight of its own antic whimsy at times, but a comic delight destined for cult adoration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
August 17, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
August 16, 2007
This is a sweet-natured, extremely funny romcom that marks Waititi out as a talent to watch. Highly recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Anna Smith
BBC.com
August 14, 2007
Self-consciously quirky but hard to dislike, with laugh-out-loud moments and a refreshingly unappealing hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
August 4, 2007
Eagle Versus Shark redeems itself with a generous spirit and a good heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
July 27, 2007
Daft, sweet, awkward and amusingly rude.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Adam Bregman
Orlando Weekly
July 26, 2007
A revelation in the history of nerds on film, Eagle vs. Shark is a sincere work that treats nerds as human beings, rather than punching bags.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Top Critic
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 21, 2007
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