Shark Tale (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Shark Tale (2004)



Critic Consensus: Derivative and full of pop culture in-jokes.

Movie Info

Oscar is a fast-talking little fish that dreams big. But his big dreams land him in hot water when a great white lie turns him into an unlikely hero. At first, his fellow fish swallow Oscar's story hook, line and sinker and he is showered with fame and fortune. It's all going along swimmingly, until it starts to become clear that Oscar's tale about being the defender of the Reef is all wet. Oscar is finding out that being a hero comes at a Market Price when his lie threatens to make him the Catch of the Day. Now he has to tread water until he can get the scales to tip back in his favor again.more
Rating: PG (for some mild language and crude humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Animation, Kids & Family, Comedy
Directed By: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Written By: Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, Michael J. Wilson, Rob Letterman, Damian Shannon
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 8, 2005
Box Office: $160.8M
DreamWorks SKG - Official Site


Peter Falk
as Don Feinberg
Katie Couric
as Katie Current
David Soren
as Killer Whale #2, Shr...
David P. Smith
as Crazy Joe
Kamali Minter
as Shortie #2
Emily Lyon Segan
as Shortie #3
Lenny Venito
as Great White #1
Saverio Guerra
as Pontrelli
Shelley Morrison
as Mrs. Sanchez
Mark Swift
as Announcer
James Madio
as Hammerhead
Frank Vincent
as Great White #3
Joseph Siravo
as Great White #5
Steve Alterman
as Tip Fish #2
Phil LaMarr
as Prawn Shop Owner
Jenifer Lewis
as Motown Turtle
Latifa Ouaou
as Whale Wash Co-Worker
David Yanover
as Taxi Fish
Seana Kofoed
as Shorty 3
Kamali Minter
as Shortie #2
Mark Swift
as Announcer
James Ryan
as Starfish #2
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Critic Reviews for Shark Tale

All Critics (183) | Top Critics (37)

Making a kids' movie that's also funny for grown-ups is a very fine line, and Shark Tale has fallen way over the wrong side of it.

Full Review… | July 29, 2015
The Spectator

There are a couple of laughs, but for me, it's a film that's mainly just going through the motions.

Full Review… | July 29, 2015
At the Movies (Australia)

I laughed quite a lot during this film.

Full Review… | July 29, 2015
At the Movies (Australia)

Fast, fresh, funny action comedy set undersea.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

It's obnoxious, derivative, and ultimately an empty experience.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Fast, fun and fabulous.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for Shark Tale

dont you just love it when they make a gangster movie for childeren

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


Even with an all star cast, and good enthusiasm that brings the characters to life, the pop culture references and predictable plot are to big a distraction.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer


This isn't that great sadly. I watched this only because of Will Smith. Not terrible though. Watchable.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

Shark Tale Quotes

Lenny: Curse you Sharkslayer!
– Submitted by Jarrod P (3 years ago)
Don Lino: I'm not askin' you anymore. I'm tellin' ya! Eat it!
– Submitted by Anthony A (3 years ago)
Don Lino: [Irriated] Oy vey...
– Submitted by Anthony A (3 years ago)
Don Lino: Luca!
– Submitted by Anthony A (3 years ago)

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