Wes Anderson creates a highly stylized and peculiar world, which either works for you or it doesn't. It works for me beautifully...
| Original Score: 5/5
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| Original Score: 3.5/5
A film I'll be able to return in years hence and have lovely waves of happiness wash over me.
| Original Score: 80/100
magnificent display of talents not weaved into coherent story
| Original Score: 6/10
Has a quiet comical edginess that reflects the poignancy of the situation and the characters.
| Original Score: B
Expect the absurd, the bizarre, the sweet, and the occasionally surreal, and you'll probably have a darn good time with The Life Aquatic.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Suggests that Wes Anderson may have become too immersed in his own meticulous and idiosyncratic world to quite realize that he's left ours far behind.
Funny, gorgeous, and touching in spurts.
There is a distinct sense that Anderson is trying to re-invent himself with this film.
| Original Score: 72/100
Kudos for tone and flavor, but if you take the meat of something we aren't inclined to eat, all the best seasonings in the world won't save it.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
The film's storyline plays out as a comic riff on Moby-Dick, which is hilarious if you're on Anderson's wavelength but will probably bore to tears those who aren't.
| Original Score: A
Anderson's ability to deftly flip between whimsy and sentiment remains intact.
| Original Score: 93/100
Stylish, quirky, enjoyable comedy-drama, with a superb ensemble cast and a terrific soundtrack - this is a treat for fans of Anderson's work, although the uninitiated may be less impressed.
| Original Score: 4/5
Well, this is a painful review to write. The film is a mess. The really odd occurrences are just that...odd. They have no resonance.
| Original Score: 1/5
There was some great action and some funny bits but I found this film a little too strange for my taste.
| Original Score: 2/4
A little too laid-back for its own good.
I guess I was just in the mood for (Wes Anderson's) latest offering, "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou."
| Original Score: B
Wes Anderson's most self-conscious movie to date. It's also his worst.
| Original Score: D+
Almost entirely whimsical. It bears little resemblance to reality, well, maybe Hollywood reality ...
I think it's the closest thing to a new millennium BUCKAROO BANZAI that we'll ever see.