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 … 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
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 8, 2005
Box Office: $160.8M
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as Bernie

as Ira Feinberg

as Katie Current

as Killer Whale #2, Shr...

as Crazy Joe

as Shortie #1

as Shortie #2

as Shortie #3

as Great White #1

as Pontrelli

as Mrs. Sanchez

as Announcer

as Hammerhead

as Great White #3

as Great White #5

as Tip Fish #2

as Prawn Shop Owner

as Motown Turtle

as Starfish #2

as Whale Wash Co-Worker

as Taxi Fish

as Shorty 3
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Critic Reviews for Shark Tale

All Critics (182) | 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
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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

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